Kutchi Rabari Chappal

Kutchi Rabari Chappal

€35.00Price

These beautiful Chappal (sandals), with an appliqué of Rabari embroidery (unique to Kutch region, Gujarat, India), were crafted by local leather and embroidery artisans. Traditionally a collaborative outcome of the Maldhari nomads’ tanning expertise and the Meghwal community’s stitching and embroidering skills.

Add these comfortable pair of handmade Chappal  topcrafted with sheer love in your collection today!

 

Ethnic styles express lifestyle. They are practiced by individuals whose heritage is rooted in community rather than land, and considered cultural property.

  • CRAFT TECHNIQUE: Leather Work (in Kutch, Gujarat...) + Kutch Embroidery (Rabari)

     

    IN KUTCH (Gujarat, India) Leather Work was earlier on a partnership between the Maldharis (nomadic pastoralist) experts in tanning, and the Dalit Meghwals (leather, stitching and embroidery craftsmen) migrants from Rajasthan.

     

    LEATHER WORK was traditionally used to make harnesses for camels and horses, musical instruments, storage containers and footwear, once the local leather was very good, durable and even resistant to water. In our days, Kutch Leather Work is a means of business and livelihood for many villages in the region.

     

    RABARI embroidery is unique to the nomadic Rabaris and to it is essential the use of mirrors in a variety of shapes. Rabaris outline patterns in chain stitch and then decorate them with a regular sequence of mirrors and accent stitches, in a regular sequence of colors. The style is ever evolving, and in abstract motifs Rabari women depict their changing world.

     

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