Punjabi Jutti shoes


Punjabi Jutti

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Punjabi Jutti - ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਜੁੱਤੀ

The jutti or Punjabi Jutti is a type of footwear of Punjabi origin that is common in North India and Pakistan. They are traditionally made up of leather and with extensive embroidery, in real gold and silver thread in olden days, though now with changing times different juti with rubber soles are made available. Besides Punjabi jutti, there are various local styles as well, like Lahori, Peshawari, and Kasoori juttis.

Today Amritsar and Patiala ("tilla jutti") are important trade centers for handcrafted juttis, from where they are exported all over the world to Punjabi diaspora. Closely related to mojaris, introduced during the Mughal era, juttis have evolved into several localized design variations, even depending upon the shoemaker. However by large, they have no left are right distinction, and over time take the shape of the foot.

They usually have flat sole, and are similar in design for both women and men, except for men they have a sharp extended tip, nokh curved upwards like traditional mustaches, and are also called khussa, and some women juttis have no back part, near the ankle. Even with changing times juttis have remained part of ceremonial attire, especially at weddings, the unembellished juttis are used for everyday use for both men and women in most of Punjab.

Many Punjabi folk songs mention juttis, like
Jutti kasuri peri na poori hai rabba sanu turna paiy and
Jutti lagdi vairia mere'.

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Things found on the way


crescent moon -
on the haiku path
in my punjabi jutti

Sandip Sital Chauhan


Related words

***** . Haiku from Punjab .


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