Fashion | Gota

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Photographed by R Burman
Published: Volume 19, Issue 9, August-September, 2011
Originating in the north-western part of the country, gota strips were initially woven from real silver and gold yarns and donned by royalty and nobles, as edgings of traditional garments. These metallic lengths have been reinterpreted by contemporary creators to transcend their ‘border’ definition and form important design elements, or even yardage

Make-up and hair courtesy: Bianca Hartkopf, Toabh Talent Agency, Mumbai.
Models courtesy: Lisa Haydon, Elite Model Management; Jana Perez, Anima Creative Management; Kaylie Bodeker, Flying Pigs Production.

Geometric cutoutgota dress, by Rimzim Dadu, for ‘my village’, New Delhi.

L: Net dupatta with bootis and gota border (draped as top) and yellow silk lehnga with gota border, both from Nikasha TAWADEY, Mumbai.
R: Sequinned blouse and red silk lehnga with gota embroidery, both by Ritu Kumar, New Delhi. Wood and metal ring and metal cuff with stone, both at Curio Cottage, Mumbai.

Georgette dupatta and lehnga with gota work, by Surily Goel, Mumbai.

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