Indian Fashion - Gota Patti Borders by DesiCrafts

Gota is a thin (or wide) woven ribbon in metallic colors such as gold, silver, red, green etc and they are applied on the edges of a stole or a dress to embellish it. Gota was born and raised in Rajasthan and now after being adopted by International fashion industry, it has gained new heights of popularity. 

In Rajasthan, India gota is an essential part of day-to-day clothing and one can easily spot women clad in ghaghra-choli or six yards of modern sari embellished with got trims. But don’t assume that it’s all a women thing. Gota is equally popular among men when it comes to traditional Rajasthani wedding and party attire.

In Rajasthan and nearby areas, gota trimmed clothes for men, women and children are used during all celebrations — engagement ceremony, weddings, house warming, baby shower etc. No puja (worship) is complete without offering a pair of gota trimmed and embellished cloth to the idol of a deity. Gota is widely used in making wall hangings, ornaments for different ceremonies etc.

Various types of gota is made for various occasions. The most common among them are:

- Lappe ka Kaam
- Laheria Gota
- Gokhru
- Kiran
- Bankadi
- Gota Patti
Sometimes to give the dress a rich look, all types of gota are used in combination (see pic 1 in collage).

Image credits | from 1 to 5, 7 - DesiCrafts 

  • A bride wearing a combination gota work shawl (1)
  • Rakhi gota (2)
  • Bankadi (3,4 &5)
  • Lappe ka kaam (6,9,11,12,13) (7)
  • Laharia (8)
  • Gokhuru 

To give gota work the due respect, we are going to wrap up this post here. In next post, we’ll discuss different types of gota work in detail. Till then please enjoy our Pinterest board on gota patti borders.

January 03, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop


Jayshree Goski

Jayshree Goski said:

I want to learn this art please can you conduct this workshop in maharashtra solapur please,please feedback me


Ranjita said:

hi, can I get something custom made for a wedding? I am sending an email to you, please check. thank you.

Pratibha Bhullar

Pratibha Bhullar said:

Hello, I want to learn this art. Do you people conduct workshop in Chennai? Thank you.

Rachna yadav

Rachna yadav said:

I love this work all traditional


Nina said:

Please let me know I order to gota. Thanks

Asha Bataviya

Asha Bataviya said:

Where is your in mumbai


nivedita said:

Informative. I was unaware that so many types of gota borders are present. I knew them by only one name – gota.
Thank you for writing this piece :)

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