Hyderabad: With Eid ul Fitr not far away, the rows of outlets reverse the Nayaab Lodge close to Nayapul promoting the well-known Kolhapuri chappals are again in focus. Often, worn together with the normal apparel ‘kurta pyjama’, this number of footwear competes efficiently with the largest and well-known manufacturers of slippers and sandals.
Due to its swish look, the footwear principally manufactured in sure districts of Maharashtra is most sought through the festive season in Hyderabad. It additionally finds takers in nearly all of the districts of Telangana and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh as effectively.
Round 50 merchants promote the footwear on the Outdated metropolis market and a handful of others at Secunderabad and Sultan Bazaar markets. The handmade ‘Kolhapuri chappal’ and ‘chadavah’ are in full demand this season.
“The demand for the footwear is rising with time. One purpose is as of late children are carrying it in conventional apparel or trendy clothes like denims and trousers,” defined Mohd Zeeshan, dealer at Nayapul market.
The footwear is available in numerous sizes and is priced accordingly. A pair price anyplace between Rs. 100 to Rs. 400. Historically the footwear is available in solely brown and gray color in fundamental design. Newer designs and colors are developing now resembling gold , orange, black, inexperienced, yellow, silver, purple, blue, crimson and pink.
Touching his historic half, Syed Zameer, one other dealer explains Kolhapuri footwear has been part of Indian historical past for over 800 years and mentioned to have been worn within the thirteenth century in Maharashtra. Beforehand often called Kapashi, Paytaan, Kachkadi, Bakkalnali, and Pukri, its title indicated the village the place they had been made.
A majority of the footwear is sourced from Kolhapur district in Maharashtra comprising a number of villages. Of late, just a few artists from there migrated to the town and engaged in making the footwear at Jiyaguda and Tallabkatta within the previous metropolis. The unique Kolhapuri is totally handmade and there are not any nails hammered into it.
A number of think about it the most effective footwear to make use of in summer season because the vegetable-tanned leather-based can soak up the physique’s warmth and sweat, it retains the physique cool.