Gorgeous Gota Patti - A beautiful Art Form
Gota work or more commonly called gota patti is an art form which originated in Rajasthan. Gota patti embroidery uses a unique technique
and craftsmanship. A zai ribbon is used with its edges sewn downwards in
different pattern. The result is absolutely gorgeous. It can be used to form
many types of art work. It is very popular in south asia.
Gota is a satin lace in striking golden and silver color usually
from Lucknow.For creating artistic patterns, Ribbons of various colors and
lengths are used. The most commonly used cloth is georgette and cotton. The
lace is tied at edges to create flowers or petals. It involves placing woven
gold cloth onto fabrics such as georgette or bandhini to create different
surface textures and pretty embroidery.
Authentic gota patti of rajasthan was made from real gold and
silver metals but were eventually replaced by copper coated with silver as the
genuine way of making it was very expensive. It was also not affordable by the
masses. Hence as the demand rose, alternatives were discovered.Nowadays there
are even more inexpensive options available such as plastic gota.
The procedure is quite lengthy and time consuming. In initial
stages, stencils are used to trace the design on fabric.To do so, paste of
chalk powder is used. Now, as per the design, the gota or satin ribbon is cut
and folded in various forms and patterns. Finally , it is woven into the cloth
by hemming and back stitching.
The most attractive and eye catchy is the motif used in design.The
motifs are usually inspired by nature and can be a replica of flowers, leaves
and birds or animals such as peacocks, parrots and elephants.
Rajasthan, Gotta patti is highly popular for occasions such as marriages ,
festivals and rituals.
have brought you some hand crafted selections in both cotton and georgette.
Have a look.