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Mojri, also known as Pagrakhi, is a traditional ornamental leather footwear originating from Rajasthan. This bright colored footwear, with embroidered patterns, is more of a work of art.

The uniqueness of the mojri is its boat shaped structure and the lack of distinction between the right and left shoes. The shoe adapts itself according to the shape of the wearer’s foot, irrespective of the side in which it is worn.

The manufacturing process, conforming to traditional methods, takes up to two to three months. Velvet, silk and beads are utilized for the pattern work. The eyelets are lined with brass. Leather pieces shaped as hearts, stars or flowers adorn the surface of the shoe. Some exotic varieties even include appliqué shaped in Peshawari and Mughal styles. The detailed artwork makes the Mojri an art collector’s delight.

Updated on 13th September, 2014


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