Making-Godee

godee-definition
1. Derived from the Hindi word godhi, meaning ‘in your lap’.
2. Holds babies (0-6 months) in a safe and comfortable environment.
3. Helps family and friends hold the baby securely and prevents from spreading germs.
4. Versatile: use as a changing pad, playmat and nursing aid.

The Making of the Godee

There are two main aspects to every handmade godee:
The outer panel is 100% cotton fabric. The patterns (peacocks and elephants) are screen-printed using a technique known as the “wet-on-wet process.” This process is carried out on a cold-wax table and is done exclusively in Jaipur, India. All dyes used in our printing are eco-friendly. The inside design is created using a block-print made from a carved wooden block. The block is first dipped into the dye and then stamped onto the cotton fabric, which comes from the south of India.
Four talented women with traditional quilting expertise handcraft each and every “godee” in their homes outside of Delhi. They are handmade with love from begininning to end.

Inspiration

We love the vibrant, rich colors of India, and all our designs reflect the masterful textile art of the country. Drawing from the distinguished history of the sub-continent, especially the art of block printing, we incorporated India’s exotic wildlife into our designs, with of course, a New York twist!