August 29, 2017, can be marked in the history of Udaipur. Jayant and Jinesh Kothari got a chance to design an exclusive turban for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was presented to the PM during his visit to The City of Lakes.
In the words of the Kothari duo, it took them 10 days to make the traditional turban commonly known as ‘Mothda’ for the PM. They added that four people worked for 10 days to prepare the bandhej cloth made from the tie-and-dye technique. The cloth was dyed in multiple colors, the turban then was made in a Bhopal Shahi style (one that was worn by the king of Mewar, Maharana Bhopal Singh). Post the tie-dye, the turban was decorated with 54 inches of golden lace and brilliantly bright handmade broaches to make it more royal.
Upon asking about the specially styled turban, Jayant Kothari said that ‘Mothda’ is an ancient turban once worn by the kings of Mewar. The art of preparing ‘Mothda’ was introduced by his forefathers almost a hundred years ago for the Maharanas of the region.
“We decided to prepare a turban using the ancient art as we wanted to show our gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said the Duo.
Jinesh added that before Prime Minister Modi they had designed and presented special turbans for Sachin Tendulkar and legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Movie Director-Producer Suraj Badjatya, and the royal Mewar family of Udaipur and many more.
Where can you find the Kothari Bros?
The brothers can be found at Shreenath Marg in Udaipur.
It is a great occurrence for the Kothari Duo, presenting a turban to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself. It is also a proud moment for the city as well that the city’s talent is exhibited in front of the PM of India.