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State Maharashtra pushes for Kolhapuri chappals’ revival - TheHindu

To boost the production and market of Kolhapuri chappals (sandals), the Maharashtra State Khadi and Village Industries Board has organised a day-long meet between industry representatives and artisans from the district. The meet will be held on May 5 in Kolhapur. “The State government wants to revive local businesses and we are starting with Kolhapuri chappals,” the chairman of the board, Vishal Chordia, told reporters on Friday. “Such an initiative is being undertaken for the first time. Industry representatives will meet with the artisans, who will come to know the demands, expectations and taste of customers. They could tweak the traditional design of Kolhapuri chappal and foray into the market,” Mr. Chordia said. A Kolhapuri chappal is a leather sandal with traditional designs. Its demand, however, is...

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7 Tips to Maintain Kolhapuri Chappals & Leather Products At Home

Men love leather in all forms. Women adore leather in almost all forms such as shoes, handmade leather handbags, leather wallets, purses and Kolhapuri chappals that are so painstakingly handcrafted. They are not only unique but also difficult to find at reasonable prices these days. The biggest enemy of your handmade leather shoes and accessories is moisture. So, the best way to keep them intact and very much in one piece is to waterproof them and just generally take care of them on a regular basis. First of all, let’s understand how to maintain your Kolhapuri chappals: 1. Avoid packing them for a long time as that would result in a layer of a moss like substance or fungus covering...

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Watch: The Kolhapuri Chappal industry in danger of losing its sole

You are here:  Latest News    India News Watch: The Kolhapuri Chappal industry in danger of losing its sole India Shubhra Dixit Sep 22, 2017 12:04:25 IST    Play Mute Current Time0:13 / Duration Time4:13 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0%   Full screen Settings Watch Full Video      In March 2015, Maharashtra banned the sale of cattle for slaughter. The ban on cow slaughter already existed in the state, but the new ban added bulls, bullocks and calves to the list. The following months saw a rise in rhetoric around beef and cattle, soon spreading nationwide.But the debate over beef didn’t often include the impact of the ban on the livelihood of people working in the leather industry, made up dominantly of people from...

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सदियों पुरानी है ''कोल्हापुरी चप्पल'', जानें इसके कई हैरान कर देने वाले तथ्य https://www.haribhoomi.com/lifestyle/kolhapuri-chappal

कोल्हापुरी चप्पल का फैशन ऐसा है, जो कभी आउट नहीं होता। इतना ही नहीं कोल्हापुरी चप्पल को भारतीय फैशन में काफी लंबे समय से लोग पसंद कर रहे हैं। इतना ही नहीं कोल्हापुरी चप्पल की की मांग विदेशों में भी है। बाहर से आए टूरिस्ट भारत से कोल्हापुरी चप्पल खरीद कर ले जाते हैं। कोल्हापुरी चप्पल विशेष रूप से महाराष्ट्र के कोल्हापुर में डिजाइन की जाती है। इसी कारण से इसका नाम कोल्हापुरी पड़ा है। कोल्हापुरी चप्पल की खास बात यह है कि यह 13वीं सदी की शुरुआत से पहनी जा रही हैं।20वीं सदी से पहले कोल्हापुरी जिस गांव में चप्पलें बनती थीं, उसी गांव के नाम पर उनका नाम रख दिया जाता था। तब इनके नाम कपाशी, पायटन, कचकड़ी,...

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Shoe Profile: Kolhapuris

The world famous Kolhapuris need no introduction. Originating from a humble place in Kolhapur, a district in the state of Maharashtra, the chappals are known for their sturdiness and long shelf life. It can easily be stated that this footwear is a favourite amongst the old and the young, the urbans and the rurals alike. The always-in-demand Kolhapuris have a fascinating history dating back to the 12th century. It is believed that the ruler of Bidar district, Bijal, and his Prime Minister, wanted to create a caste-free society. Once, they invited a dalit shoemaker, Harlayya to dine with the royalty. As a thank you gift, the shoemaker made shoes using his and his wife’s thighs! The king was extremely pleased...

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