Posted on August 25, 2012
Rajasthani Bridal Lehenga
The traditional wedding outfit for a Rajasthani bride is a Lehenga. It is a three piece garment consisting of a blouse known as Choli, a long skirt called Ghagra along with a Dupatta.
Ghagra and Choli are generally crafted in silk, while the Dupatta is usally netted or made of chiffon having broad embroidered border on the edges.
The wedding outfits are usually red in color, but vary and can also be in colours such orange, pink and bright yellow.
A lot of Gota Patti work is used on the bridal wear. This is basically the gold embroidery which originated in Jaipur.
The use of appliqué with intricate patterns embroidered in fine gold threads along with Zari ribbon enhances the richness of the bridal outfit. The patterns are very traditional and include motifs of animals and birds like Elephants, Camels and Peacocks.