The Bodhi tree of awakening in gold & silver Gota patti that is designed to awaken all your senses!
NOTE: THE SARI IS MODEL'S OWN AND NOT FOR SALE.
We work with Handlooms & all our products are Handcrafted with love by our talented artisans & masters. Since our making process is entirely by hand, slight aberrations in textile, printing, painting, embroidery and sewing are bound to happen and cannot be considered as “damaged.” No two pieces will be alike in anything Handmade & that makes each piece unique.
While we photograph only in natural light and try our best to make sure that the colours shown on our website are accurate, actual colours may vary a little. The precise colour of the product may vary due to colour variability in computers, laptops, screen monitors, mobiles, tablets and or other devices screen peculiarities or resolution. We try to give as many colour choices as possible per design & give you actual product swatches as colour options on our website. Please be aware that we will not be responsible if the colour is not what you expected it to be at the time of purchase. Because all our products are custom made and cannot be returned for reasons of colour, please make sure that you understand that colour variations are possible from our photography of the actual products.
We share our standard size chart for all our products on our website. All our stitched products come with extra margin & stitches should you need to alter this. We also offer unstitched fabric with artwork appliqued for most of our designs as an option. We stitch as per your unique order that is a combination of Design, Fabric, Colour, Sleeves or Sleeveless so it is a custom made for you & cannot be returned for reasons of wrong size.
Care for Fabrics:
- Preferably always dry clean. Or, gentle hand wash in cold water.
- Do not machine wash.
- Do not soak in water.
- Always dry in shade.
- Never use detergents or chemicals on the painting/embroidery/screen printing.
- Always iron the painting/embroidery/screen printing inside out.
Care for all other Materials:
- Preferably always gentle clean with a dry wipe.
- Do not soak in water.
- Never use detergents or chemicals on the painting/screen printing.
The Bodhi Tree (""tree of awakening"") was a large and ancient sacred fig tree located in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment or Bodhi circa 500 BCE under it. In religious iconography, the Bodhi Tree is recognizable by its heart-shaped leaves, which are usually prominently displayed. In our quest for creatively representing the Bodhi on a Choli back we decided to use one of the ancient forms of embroidery from Rajasthan in India - the Gota patti or Gota work. It uses the appliqué technique. Small pieces of zari ribbon are appliquéd onto the fabric with the edges sewn down to create elaborate patterns.
Gota is a gold or silver ribbon and lace from Lucknow. Originally real gold and silver metals were used to embroider but these were eventually replaced by copper coated with silver & nowadays the copper has been replaced by polyester film which is further metalized and coated to make it affordable.
The Gota patti process is lengthy and time-consuming. The first step is to trace the design on the fabric. This is done by placing a tracing paper with the design on the fabric and spreading a paste of chalk powder over it. Depending on the design, the gota is cut and folded into various shapes. It is then appliquéd by hemming or back-stitching it on the fabric. Many alluring patterns are thus embroidered on the cloth & thus was born our “Bodhi” Choli. We have used both gold & silver gota to recreate the heart shaped leaves of the Bodhi tree. Don’t miss the gold & silver gota lace pleats around the sleeves for some drama!
Material: Pure raw silk
available in 8 delicious shades.
“Bodhi” worn by the model is set in a rich Maroon. Can also be made available in Deep Bottle Green, Royal Blue, Black, Red, Leaf Green, Violet & Fuchsia
shades of Raw Silk.
Please note that colours and tones shown here are as close to the original as possible. Small variations may occur due to light, individual screen peculiarities or resolution.
Free shipping anywhere in India. International shipping will be charged on actuals.
Sizes: The choli comes in standard ready to wear sizes 34 to 48 with a 2 inch margin inside for alterations.
Delivery: This limited edition choli will be dispatched within 2-3 weeks of confirmed order with payment.