of Haryana are sewn out of locally cured leather and then either made-up as
plain sturdy footwear or ornamented.I n the two well known centers they
specialize in one or the other style of jutti.
In Hissar they
specialize in the sturdy and hard-wearing unadorned juttis locally called desi jutti.
Used mainly by laborers, construction workers and farmers, both men and women,
for their daily work. These juttis have a one-piece upper of thick hide that is
further reinforced for strength at the heel with appliqué, while the sole is
made from several layers of buffalo hide that are stitched with thick cotton
thread. They come in two varieties –munde or round toe shaped and the ghuni or pointed
The more ornate
tilla juttis with their uppers adorned with silk, metal embroidery, beads, and
designs done in appliqué and with thin leather pieces of different colours and
are made in the round-toe, pointed-toe and curled-toe variety.
The designs are extremely delicate and the
colours used are vivid ones. Made in Jatia Mohalla, Rampura village, Odhi
Village, Bolni Qutubpur in Rewari and
Jhajjar district the specially sophisticated and expensive juttis are made in black
leather that is embroidered with gold wire.
An equally colorful
item is the embroidered knuckle pad. While the Tokni or water container is made
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