Rajasthan is one of the most culturally diverse states which have its own tradition and beautiful cultural attires. Every culture has its own exclusivity and attire reflecting that beautiful culture. Concerning exclusive hand-made Rajasthani Handicrafts, another thing which is also a souvenir of this culture is Rajasthani Mojari.
What is Rajasthani Mojari…
The mojari is a traditional leather footwear of Rajasthan. Mojari is also known as jutti, which is an urdu word for shoes. Usually, the mojari are made from locally cured leather. The beauty of these Rajasthani Mojari is its crafting. These are crafted by hands of local artisans and embroidery are done with hands only.
Earlier these were worn by the people of the royal family. The royal kings and their queens like to wear Mojaris that were embroidered with real gold and silver threads and decorated with precious gems and pearls. But with the gradual passage of time, other materials such as beads, brass nails, cowries shells, mirrors, bells, and ceramic beads are used to embellish them.
Intricate Hand-Making Process of Rajasthani Mojari…
Initially, this art was adapted from Mughals, and later it becomes a beautiful part of the Rajasthani culture. There are three steps involve in the making of these Rajasthani Mojari; Sole Part, Strap Part, Combining Part.
In the first part, the strap is made. In the process of strap making, embroidery part and the leather cutting part was included. The embroidery works are cut into pieces and later are pasted either on the leather or resin leather and dried completely. Traditional styles of embroidery are done.
The second step of Rajasthani Mojari making involves the sole part. As per the size of the sole of foot it is cut on the leather which is then pasted pairwise on the resin leather with a smooth finish. And in last part, the strap is added to the sole. After the sole and the strap are firmly fixed, the rubber sole is pasted to the bottom and impact with muasle tool.
The whole process involves handwork with skilled artisans, and this is what makes it an exclusive piece of Rajasthani handicraft. Embroidery done on the mojari is exclusively done by the skilled females and sometimes these are customized according to customer’s demand.
Where you can find it…
If you are wishing to buy an authentic pair Rajasthani Mojari than you can visit the Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jalor, Bikaner. These are the hubs of hand-made traditional Rajasthani Mojari. You can find them online also, but if you want to experience the authentic style, hit the local streets of these cities and grab one for you.
This beautiful Rajasthani Mojari looks good on all the style of attire you wish to wear. You can make it pair with your denim, sarees, kurta, indo-western outfit, etc. Not only for girls this mojari are bi-sexual so even guys can also wear it with any style of apparel.