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Mojari or mozari Asian handcrafted footwear produced in India . Mojari are made by artisans mostly using vegetable-tanned leather. The uppers are made of one piece of leather or textile embroidered and embellished with brass nails, cowry shells, mirrors, bells and ceramic beads. Even the bonding from the upper to the sole is done by cotton thread that is not only eco-friendly but also enmeshes the leather fibers with great strength. Some product range also uses bright and ornate threads. In ancient times these were worn by multitude and royalty. As it evolved through the centuries and is being produced by individual artisans, products vary in designs and colors. It encapsulescultural diversity, local ethos and ethnicity. The ethnicity of the traditional skills accentuate into poetry when intermingled with the contemporary colors and designs. Appliqué in form of differently designed figures are cut out of leather and sewn on the vamp manually. The design would dictate the nature, color and shape of the appliqué. It could range from an intricate appliqué which itself could incorporate other design features like embroidery, punches, weaves, etc., to a simple cut out shape from any material like leather, textile, synthetic, etc. India has a very long tradition of leather crafts ranging from handbags, leather stools to Mojaris, Khussa, Kolhapuris and Jootis centered at Rajasthan, Delhi, and Karnataka & Punjab. The production of these heavily embroidered juttis date back to the period of Kings and Queens. In those times, these juttis were embroidered with real gold and silver threads and decorated with precious gems and pearls. But, with the passage of time, these were replaced by artificial materials, beads, bells etc, in order to make them affordable for everyone. These juttis & mojaris are made of buffalo, cow or camel leather soles, while the upper part comprises leather or simply textile. Both the parts are joined together by a paste and then stitched by white cotton threads Mojari is referred to a man’s closed shoe with an extended curled toe, while as juttis have flat fronts. In juttis, rear is normally covered but mojaris have an open look from behind. Produced mainly in Jaipur and Jodhpur, cities of Rajasthan, these juttis were flat soled and there were no left-right distinctions between them. Ethnic Monarch has provided you the general information about mojari, for kids we are giving designers mojaris made with the cloth from which sherwanis, indo-westerns and Jodhpuris are made.

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