Gota Work

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Gota work, or gotapatti, is an Indian embroidery technique that originated in Rajasthan, Western India, where it is still being produced. Basically, gota work is an appliqué technique that fastens silver or gold (coloured) ribbons (gota) onto the ground material, with the edges of the ribbon sewn down, thus creating elaborate designs.

Garments decorated with Gota work are used all over South Asia for wedding ceremonies and other festive occasions. Silver-coated copper and metalised polyester have mostly replaced the silver and gold thread.

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