Leather Craft


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One of the most popular leather articles of Rajasthan is the Mojadi or Jutti - an attractive footwear item. The leather is embroidered, punched, studded and stitched in various eye catching designs. The best known centres of traditional footwear are Jaipur and Jodhpur. 

Kupi - a bottle made of camel hide to keep oil or 'attar' (perfume) is a speciality of Bikaner.Leather is also an essential raw material for making musical instruments such as the tabla, dhol, kamaycha. These instruments are used by Rajasthani folk musicians. 

The world fame jootis are made from leather having artistically embroidered uppers. These are incredibly comfortable and sturdy. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Barmer and Jaisalmer are traditionally known for this footwear. Bikaner is known for its painted lamp shades, shields and vases made from camel hide. 

Designer hand-bags, purses, belts, hats, stools and collapsible chairs with graphic embroideries made from leather at Tilonia village near Ajmer is also example of good craft man ship.