Rajasthani Mojari (Khussa or Saleem Shahis) is one of the remarkable examples of handicrafts in India. Basically, in the old era, the royal families used to wear Mojari. Their mojaris were well-decorated with gold-silver thread, precious gems and pearls. Mojaris are traditionally made by artisans mostly using tanned leather. As the time passes, artificial decorative things became cheaper and affordable. It was not limited to royal families only and the common people of villages also started to wear. The new generation mojaris are made with the left-right distinction which was not the same before.
Three pieces are still used to make the Mojari, which is an indispensable part of the process of making footwear. Mojaris are available in various types and shapes in the market such as – Round Toe, Small Toe and Pointed Toe. One should avoid wearing it in the monsoon because the genuine mojris are made from animals’ skin.
Not all the modern days mojaris are made from animal’s skin. Some of the modern style mojaris such as loafer shoes for men and women are available in artificial leathers as well. The genuine and traditional mojaris are made from the leather. Thick cotton thread, Bakram Lining (Stiff Lining) or thin goat leather is used in Rajasthani Mojari. There is no doubt that many designers have given new style and new shapes in its traditional design. If you see, these Mojari most of the time goes easily with traditional costume, but the contemporary fashion adopted by the new generation has given this style a new look by wearing with Indo-Western or even Western outfit. The adaptation of mojaris on indo-western dresses has given the new fashion statement.
Mojaris are such footwear that one can include it in routine dressing to match with the formal or casual clothes. Mojaris mostly are paired with Formal Dress, Punjabi suit, Traditional Skirts, Kurtas, Lehenga-choli and Indo-Westerns too! It adds an instant Indian ethnic feel to the look! The certain reasons for wearing the mojari are:
- It solves the purpose of flip-flops and shoes because of easy to wear and last long strong sole
- It is pocket-friendly.
- It perfectly goes with any occasion or any outfit.
- These are made by our Indian craftsmen, who keeps our Indian culture alive.
Go fashionable this summer with the bright colored clothes and preserve our Indian tradition by pairing with the variety of mojaris! Enjoy the look and comfort of royal sassy mojari.