“A thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever”
This famous line truly makes sense when you look at the stunning Gotta Patti work on the ethnic wear of the Rajasthani womenfolk. Originating from Rajasthan, this spectacular embroidery involves a lot of technique. Gota Patti work is customarily done on dresses, dupattas, sarees, Ghagras and even turbans. It is popular not only in our state or country but worldwide. People wear clothes adorned with this special embroidery on festivals or any kind of special occasion because of the gold and glittery look that it gives.
The golden or silver work that you see on the fabric is what Gota is. In the olden days, real gold and silver was used, but since it is not reasonable now, polyester is used in place of metal. The polyester is metalized and coated according to the design that has to be interlaced with the cloth. The shiny bands are then interwoven with the looms that are going to be sewn down to the material. Decorative patterns which appear to be like Zari are patched on the textile to give the complete impression.
After the Gota work is done, Patti is incorporated in the tapestry. Patti pertains to the leaf shapes that are generally used for the embroidery. The patterns used are inspired by things relating to nature like leaves, flowers, and animals. The borders of the attire are also embellished with the Gota work. Although it may seem that the intricate adornment would make the outfit very heavy to wear but it is the contrary that is true. Chiffon, georgette and satin are the standard fabrics used for Gota Patti work which prevent the clothing from becoming burdensome to wear.
Jaipur is a destination where you can find a lot of stores that offer fine clothing with Gota Pattio work. You can find them in Johari Bazaar as well as MI Road but the ones that would present you with elegant dresses in this design are mentioned below.
Every Jaipurite’s first stop when it comes to decking up for some festive celebration, is Zari. Its outlet is at Pink Square Mall, Adarsh Nagar and the collection not only consists of Gota work but all sorts of traditional prints.
This is a well known name in the market and has lovely designs donned on its suits and sarees. They keep the trendy stuff and are available in City Pulse Mall, C-Scheme as well as the Hawa Mahal bazaar.
Rana’s name in the market, for selling intricate designs in ethnic wear, has been mentioned from quite some time. Although it is a purely traditional brand but has modernized its work in some way while preserving the conventional clothing style. It has two branches in the city. One is at Johari Bazaar and the other at Ganpati Plaza, MI Road.
So if you want to dress to kill on that special day, you know what and where to shop in Jaipur!