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Gota Patti ( Lappe ka kaam )

                  Gota Patti work also known as " Lappe Ka Kaam ", the most famous work of  "Rajasthan" and origin of this craft. Gotapatti traditionally worked on temple idols, cloths on offering prayer, on royal outfits ( Mughal Era ). These outfits especially worn on auspicious days, weddings.


                  Earlier these Gota ( ribbons ) were made with pure gold and sliver, now a substitute Gota ribbons woven on power loom with cotton (warp) and metal (weft) threads. These Gota are cut into different shapes like circle, leaf ( sometimes small ribbons directly hemmed to enhance borders ) to create a pattern. Gota's  are also folded into shapes like rhomboid to create a border.


                 Gota are first stuck with fabric glue on fabric and then  appliqued using couching, back stitch, chain stitch, hem or running stitch. Gota  has tape at its backside for stiffness and also holds ribbon threads from fraying after cutting into shapes.


Gold and silver Gota in circle shape ( tape on backside of gota, center circle ), Gold zari thread for couching


Gota with heart shape stuch on fabric with fabric glue

Gota couched with Zari thread

Silver gota leaf

Finished Gota work
















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  1. Beautiful work.Hearing about this for the first time.

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  2. Thank you so much for the tutorial :) I was looking for this tutorial :)

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  3. This is very beautiful and very rich.
    Where do you get these gotta and ribbons.
    Your work appears so easy and neatly done.

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    1. Thank you Sangheetha, you get it in commercial street , bangalore.

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  4. great and useful tutorial .Thanks for sharing.
    Chitra

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  5. Hi, I am a regular reader of your blog. This is the first time I am commenting though...

    I want to know the shop or the rough location of the place where you bought the gota. Where exactly in commercial street..because I see only shops selling dresses there.
    One more thing...do you get them in pre cut shapes or did you do that yourself?

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    1. Hi Adila , thanks stopping by my blog. Yes you get them in pre cut shapes like circle, teardrop and also long stripes. It's old market road, Shivajinagar. Well I don't know exact shop, but u will get almost in all shops in commercials street

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    2. Thank you. Shall go there soon :-)

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  6. I have been looking for these instructions for forever..
    Can you plzz show how you tuck the zari thread.. ☺

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    1. Hi Tamanna, thank you . Follow this link, zari threads are tucked using couching method, http://pgarya.blogspot.in/2014/01/couching-couching-simple-couching.html.

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  7. I am interested in getting some gota work done. but the design that i want has gota in very unusual C kind of shapes with one end of the C tapering while the other end of the C broadens. Will they have precut gota available in this shape? Or can i get around 50 C s cut in this shape in one go before couching them in.

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    1. Hi Shubh, actually i haven't come across such shapes, usually it will be round, leaf or tear drop shape. You can get Gota stripes, and cut accordingly to your pattern, i don't advise to cut in one go as shape varies, but you can try at least five at a time.Happy stitching !!

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  8. Can u help me to make a rhomboid shape and other shapes.pk.

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    1. Hi, can you explain,more specifically !!!

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    1. hi, you get various shapes in market like round, leaf shapes , its pre-cut, just u buy them and follow above steps to work gotta.

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  10. Which tape RU using backside of gotta for stiffness,

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    1. Hi, i am not using any tape for stiffness, but the one which i bought already has a brown backing tape.

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  11. This is beautiful!..Can you please tell me where can I get the Zari thread for the cording?.I bought Gota patti and browsing the net for this Zari thread..

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    1. Hi Mahalakshmi, thank you for stopping by my blog, and sorry for late reply. You get it in any thread shop, dint you find it in shop from where u bought gotta patti. If u r from blore u will get it in commercial street or from chickpet. If u want online then check embroiderymaterial.com .

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