The story of the dazzling ‘Gota’ embroidery: its past, present and future

Amidst all the glitter, glamour and glitz of yesteryear the shimmer and shine of Gota stands out! It has captured in its weave the fantasy of the times. Travelling from the markets of the Western Indian cities of Surat, Ajmer where they were manufactured, Gota came to be the ubiquitous accessory of every royal garment. Let us know of the history of the exquisite Gota embroidery based on original fieldwork.

Tushita’s contemporary reflection on Appliqué

The core idea behind my creating and designing these hand embroidered artworks is to highlight the beauty and importance of hand embroideries, which seem to be diminishing- thanks to the adoption of fast fashion labels across the globe.  With this humble attempt, I wish to elevate hand embroidery to a more artistic and tasteful level.

Shrey Purohit, the adventurer dreamer :)

"My paintings are a means of conveying hope, that reflects the community and comfort around the neighborhood,” says Shrey Purohit, who has won two PleinAir Salon Art Competition awards and then "donated and auctioned his prestigious 2021 PleinAir Salon Art Competition’s best artist under 30 Award-winning ‘Downtown Near the Van Gogh Exhibit’ oil painting to raise funds for the homeless and needy in San Francisco." I am so excited because I had taught Shrey at a design school in 2017 in Mumbai.

Vikas Satwalekar: Colour personified

"Call me Vikas" - that's how I will always remember him. One of India's leading designers, creator of several landmark identities and logos like Doordarshan, Mother Dairy, TISS and HLL, chief designer and project head of some of India's best exhibitions and expositions...

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