Gota patti, the traditional embroidery of Rajasthan, is one of the most popular and common forms of embellishment that has not only evolved over the years but also has become more popular especially, among brides for its ethnic feel. Right from bridal lehengas, sarees, kurtas and dupattas to Juttis and bridal accessories, gota work and designs have been prevalent since the time immemorial. In fact, in recent times too, many designers including Anita Dongre, Sabyasachi, Abhinav Mishra and Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla are designing outfits and accessories in enchanting patterns with the traditional gota patti work. More than just looking ‘bridal’, the best thing about the gota patti outfits and accessories is that these look rich and heavy but are lightweight and comfortable.
Origin and History
Gota Patti, the art form prevalent since the Mughal era, is found extensively in fabrics and accessories even today. Craftsmen from different parts of Rajasthan, such as Bikaner, Ajmer, Jaipur and Udaipur are skilled in making ethnic motifs from thin gota ribbons in gold and silver. As the authentic gota patti work is usually done using metal, so it is also referred to as metal embroidery. Traditionally, the embroidery was done using real silver and gold; however these days it is done with other non-expensive metals like copper.
1. Super Refreshing Yellow Lehenga
There’s no match to this exquisite yellow lehenga embellished with authentic gota patti work from designer Anita Dongre. You can sway in this handcrafted lehenga that’s embellished with gota patti work along with intricate embroidery in Zardozi, Resham and Dori work. This dreamy outfit is an ideal pick for your Mehndi or engagement function.
2. Playful Pastels
Image Courtesy: Abhinav Mishra
Sahiba Collection from designer Abhinav Mishra is all about Mughal motifs strewn with delicate pearls, gota patti and mirror work splashed in soft pastel hues. This elegant collection has modern silhouettes and contemporary styling. You can choose this outfit for your pre-bridal day functions.
3. Classic Gota Patti Lehenga
For a modern bride, this Sabyasachi lehenga in gota patti and gota appliqué is perfect inspiration. This designer creation is embellished with gota patti the old-fashioned way but at the same time its well-suited for the new-age bride. This is the perfect buy for brides who want to stand out in the crowd!
4. Traditional With A Touch Of Modernity
If you don't love something glitzy and glam, this green and pink suit in gota patti is your pick for pre-bridal functions.
5. Unconventional Patterns
If you’re looking for gota patti work that’s out of the box, you should definitely check out this non-traditional royal blue velvet Kanishka jacket from designer Anita Dongre. You can pair this sophisticated jacket with a plain matching lehenga or a flared skirt. This heavily embroidered outfit is an ideal pick for your winter pre-wedding functions.
6. Playful Pink Lehenga
If you love the bling look of gota patti, this lehenga in pink is a perfect choice. Gone are the days when a bride was expected to drape either a silk Benarasi lehenga or a heavy saree. These lehengas in gota patti work are easy to carry which also gives brides room to experiment with jewellery and elaborate hairstyles!
7. Happy Yellow and Pink Lehenga
Designer duo Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla’s yellow and pink lehenga has pushed the boundaries of traditional gota patti with this enchanting outfit. The delightful mix of colours keeps it classy without any over-the-top bling.
8. Modern Bride’s Lehenga
If unique is your keyword while hunting for the perfect pre-bridal outfits, something like this lehenga set; that’s a mix of old authentic gota patti embroidery, and modern, exciting colours is for you.
9. Amazing Pink Lehenga
This handcrafted lehenga from designer Anita Dongre is a sheer delight to the eyes. Embroidered with Zari, Zardozi, gotta patti and coloured thread-work; this outfit is definitely one of our favourites!
Jewellery and Accessories
1. Gota with Dry Flowers
This gota jewellery looks so modern yet traditional. Love how the matching Maang Tikka is adding so much drama to the overall look. Its perfect pick for your Mehendi function.
2. Three Layered Gota Necklace Set
We love this kitschy three-layered necklace with matching Maang Tikka and Haath Phool. The gota jewellery set looks festive and elegant at the same time.
3. Gota and Mirror Work
This fashionable gota jewellery set is perfect if you don't want anything OTT for your pre-bridal function!
4. Gota and Pompom
If you are looking for a simple yet vibrant option, then go for this gold with pink pompom gota jewellery set.
5. Handmade Royal Blue Gota Patti Work Juttis
Love these gota patti embellished Juttis from designer Anita Dongre - so unique and perfect for the bride-to-be for her Mehndi or engagement function!
6. Gota Patti Potli Bag
Go ethnic in style on your pre-bridal function with this spectacular gota patti Potli bag. It's pretty unique and offbeat with just the right amount of bling!
So, tell us which gota patti style are you thinking to experiment with on your special day?