Thursday, October 5, 2017

Jodhpuri Mojari



Jutti or Mojari 

“Jutti” is an Urdu word for a shoe with a closed upper attached to a sole. Inherently Punjabi and typically Indian, the jutti, also known as “mojari“ is traditional footwear worn mostly in North India. In the Ancient times it was made of pure leather and had exquisite embroidery and additional embellishments that give it a unique appeal. Mojari today is made out cloth or velvet as well and is worn as day to day wear, weddings, religious occasions, to parties and festivals, juttis add ethnic appeal to the person wearing them




History 

Jutti was first introduced by the Mughals and were extremely popular amongst the Royals, Rajputana and Mughals who belonged to the richest society of Indian history. Rajasthan in particular was a centre where the manufacturing of these exquisite shoes first started. The style of Jutti back then was far more royal or rich in texture and design which incorporated fine gems, stones, and precious pearls, more of Haute Couture and made specially on order. 






Some time later these shoes also gained a lot of popularity in Punjab, various forms of experimentation and innovation was done by them, Jhutti’s in Punjab started being manufactured with Phulkari the most famous embroidery of the state, with colourful beads or ghughru.









Today

Embroidering the jutti involves the use of stencils, for cutting and tracing designs on to the parts of the shoes. They range from simple cut-out shapes to be filled with simple embroidery, to intricate weaves and embroidered designs.






Juttis or Mojari are very popular all over India, different styles patterns and adornments have been added to keep up with the changing time and affordability.  Juttis can come in all kinds of colors. Several modern day patterns have been merged  with tradition, it is style craze with women across the world. Apart from the traditional thread and bead work, motifs and images have been used to stylize the jutti with a more modern twist.  Colourful Pom Poms, Cartoon characters, retro images and pop art scenes have also been experimented to a large extent. Shoes in coloured threads and beads, shells, cowri, etc. are weaved too in modern day today.






"Ace Fashion Designers like Ritu Kumar, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahilini  also create new designs of Jhutti's with their collection from time to time displayed at their Bridal Fashion shows and stores!"




Do buy yourself a beautiful pair of Mojari this festive season!






1 comment:

  1. Mujhy dekhne me mojri bahut cute dikhti hai per apne paero per nahi,

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