Kolhapuri Chappals…. One of the oldest Indian hand-crafted leather slippers. History has recorded that they are into existence since 1920.. Oh my God.. Yes they are so immemorial and time-honoured.
These eco-friendly handcrafted footwears made in various villages and towns in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra, India. Due to the art of making, natural quality and unique traditionally modern designs, it has become a Kolhapur brand and famous in all over the world.
So now, if I talk about who, what & when… like who will wear, what all is available in these kinda chappals & on which occasions these can be adorned?
Kolhapuri chappals are available for men, women, kids & even oldies. The love birds can buy them in matching doubles.. Men can give their traditional wear a complete look with these.. Just check our bollywood dudes 😉
Our nation hearthrob, Virat too loves them
Girls can wear these with almost any look from a tribal boho chic to a full desi indian girl..
How could we miss our bollywood divas ❤
They can be used for daily use as they are quite sturdy, durable, comfortable and long lasting in use. As a fact, today Kolhapuri chappals are a favorite with every generation and appeal people from all walks of life.
Indeed, the variety is almost endless and the cost of these chappals differ according to the quality of leather used and the intricacy of designs.More creative and fanciful designs have recently lent this footwear a more modern appeal and versatility.
Besides the authentic ones, some new minds are giving these chappals a contemporary look. I got chance to have a look at Kolhapuri Grandeur by Tjori.com
Their embellished Kolhapuri Chappals and ghunghroo kolhapuris are surely a treat!
These versatile footwears can be worn to college on a normal day or for festivities at home on another. You can pair them with simple jeans, t shirt or kurta. Also can be teamed with floral suits or a casual saree. Try them out with your cotton summer dress, floor length silk dresses or maxis. They can be your staple in summers & spring.
Boys can multi-use them with shorts, pajamas or jeans.
I personally have adorned my copper kolhapuris on a festival with embellished suit. I tried to add the bling with silver anklets & toe rings!
Feel free to share your opinions!
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