Women's leather dress mojaris, or khussas, with gold thread embroidery on purple velveteen insole.Leather, velveteen, gold thread, threadMid-20th centuryS79.722
Women's leather dress mojaris, or khussas, with gold thread embroidery on purple velveteen insole.
Leather, velveteen, gold thread, thread
Mid-20th century
S79.722

Diversity and Continuity

Juttis and Mojaris from North and Central India

Jutti is an Urdu word for a shoe with a closed upper attached to a sole. The word mojari generally refers to the same footwear type, sometimes made of softer materials, but with a more pronounced upturned toe. Juttis can be made of heavy leather for rugged wear or of the most beautifully embroidered fine leather and textiles for special occasions. These examples represent the regional differences within North and Central India.
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