Gota Lehenga

Gota patti lehenga is like an Indian festival that is bright, colourful and shining. It looks joyous and jig to even watch a woman swirling in a gota patti lehenga.Out of all the types of hand-work, gota patti work is a laborious form of art and is a statement craft amongst every Indian couturier. The highlight of a Gota patti lehenga is its rich blend of colors and golden applique work and is often designed on the tie and dye lehenga. The twirl of a traditional lehenga is indeed picturesque and depicts moments of celebration.

Gotta-Patti work originated in Rajasthan as a royal craft .It was quite prevalent during the Mughal Periods and this technique was used to adorn the clothes of kings and queens.It also adorned the palaces for wall hanging ,bags,bedspreads ,curtain drapes and carpets. Gota patti has a lot of connections with the moghuls as the zardozi technique that was brought to india in the 16th century,was also made of zari. Hence, many researchers say that it might have been brought to India by the Mughals.

Gota Patti: History of Gota Patti

Nyla village in Jaipur district of rajasthan is a cluster area where we can find thousands of artisans specialised in gotta craft making.

It is believed that Jodha Bai,wife of the greatest Mughal emperor Akbar, used to wear gota embroidery on her garments.

The making of Gotta-Patti embroidery is a fine, long and time-consuming process. The procedure starts with tying the base fabric to the chord of a wooden frame (khaat). The design is drawn or printed over the fabric by hand or by using a stencil.Based on the required design, Metallic or metal coated laces (gota) are cut into different shapes and are then back stitched and hemmed on to the fabric. Hemming or chain stitches are used to secure the gota or it may be secured using zari embroidery.

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Takaayi, which is the process of stitching the leaves(patti) to the base fabric, is the most tedious of all the steps. The time taken often depends on how elaborate the outfit is—a heavy bridal ensemble can take up to a week, while a guest wear can be made in half a day as well.

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Gota motifs – Inspired by flora and fauna

Taking inspiration from nature,motifs such as Flowers, leaves, birds, and animals are some of the popular motifs used in Gota. And the very reason it is called Gota Patti is because it involves folding the golden and silver lace tapes in a way that forms the shape of a rhomboid which resembles the shape of a leaf(Patti). This Patti comes after the Gota work is done. Gota is the embroidery done in the shape of leaves,within which the patti work is done. Other Popular motifs include paisleys and geometrical patterns, human figures, palanquins, elephants and horses.

Gotta patti lehenga

The desi Indian traditional designs,bright fabric colours with the shiny dazzling gold and silver gota patti work on a lehenga casts a spell on the onlooker with awe!.

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The level of radiance of these lehengas is to another level, reflecting the beams of sunlight and party lights all around,shining bright like a diamond.

This art looks best with vibrant colours like pink, red, green, yellow, maroon and orange and it renders a traditionally stylish appeal to the lehenga. To make the lehenga more heavy, even the dupatta is edged with gota patti matching the motifs and border on the set.

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Bridal gota patti lehenga

They are in vogue these days  as they are shiny,lightweight and yet visually heavy. Chiffon, georgette and satin are the standard fabrics used for Gota Patti work lehenga which help in making the attire light and not heavy to wear. But Gota Patti on velvet or bandhej are heavier yet an absolute royal collection to adorn.A hand-embroidered gota patti lehenga choli in silk or georgette makes a royal bridal outfit when teamed with rich kundan jewellery. Brides always wear red color gota lehenga as It’s tradition and they look ravishing when highlighted with kundan and polki work. 

 You can style up your gota lehenga with jewellery like a long choker necklace, long earring , mangtika, big bangles with jaipuri jutti.As part of a bridal trousseau, an authentic gota lehenga piece can easily become an heirloom down the line.

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Occasions to wear Gota Patti lehenga

Because of their overwhelming surge of shimmer and shine, these lehenga cholis in India are usually worn during puja ceremonies, religious gatherings, weddings and festive functions.In the halti function you can wear gota yellow color lehenga. For the sangeet function you can wear pInk,blue,white,green color designer gota lehenga.

Women of all ages can wear gota patti lehenga with matching gota patti clutch and traditional gold jewelry, diamond jewellery, kundan or contemporary jewellery that enhances their look even more.

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Gota Patti in Bollywood movies 

Deepika padkone flaunted a chiffon blue saree lehenga in the movie chennai express and What is loved about this lehenga is its simplicity with golden gota work on sheer blue dupatta.

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Alia Bhatt dressed up as a South Indian bride in the movie two states wearing a red half saree lehenga with gota patti work along the border of the dupatta and the lehenga skirt. The outfit was a perfect North meets South look for the movie with the theme of Punjabi guy falling for Southern belle.

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