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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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Real Story of Kolhapuri chappal craftsman By Bhavya Dore

Last week, the Kolhapuri received the Geographical Indicator tag ­— an intellectual property rights of sorts — that puts the humble slipper on the global mapDeepak Tate shuffles through a folder of photographs and honours. There is a picture of him handing over a pair of Kolhapuri chappals to former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao, and another of him meeting former President Shankar Dayal Sharma.Three years ago, he recounts, he even made a pair for Sachin Tendulkar. Surrounded by dozens of soft-leather soles in his home in the small town of Nipani, in Belgaum, Tate and his wife make about 20 pairs of chappals a month, earning between `5,000 and `6,000. But for Tate, 50, who started making the distinctive Kolhapuri chappals...

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Original Kolhapuri chappal at Affordable price - Vhaan

Hello fashion lovers,Getting bored at home? Miss the shopping, and checking out what's trending?Interested in some Ethnic perhaps? then you're at the right place. Vhaan is the Oldest kolhapuri chappal shop, we are located in Mumbai but we deliver all over India with No delivery charges (Free Shipping).Vhaan is known for its Legacy and heritage at the same time making sure the Kolhapuri reaches to all people. The specialty of Vhaan is that it's known for their best quality ethnicity and affordable rates in this era of fake hype. We provide handcrafted Kolhapuri Chappal which is completely handmade by the experienced craftsmen of more than 40 years and one of the topmost handicraft in Kolhapuri Chappal culture at very affordable...

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Kolhapuri chappal eyes foreign shores, set for a makeover; Paris designer roped in for training

Aiming to revive the legacy of the iconic Kolhapuri chappal, the Maharashtra State Khadi and Village Industries (MSKVI) Board is all set to give it an international makeover. The board has roped in Paris-based design professor and footwear designer Neona Skane to conduct workshops and train local artisans and chappal-makers. The board is also taking the help of current and former businessmen and experts from other footwear giants such as Bata to conduct these workshops. The MSKVI Board is also planning to explore ways to take Maharashtra’s popular handcrafted Kolhapuri chappals to the international market. “Observing that the Kolhapuri chappal market has been on a decline, we decided hold a workshop to identify the factors behind this. This was the...

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Fading footprint of Kolhapuri chappals

Kolhapur: The cooperative department has issued a notice to 11 directors of the Kolhapur District Central Cooperative bank (KDCC) asking them why the department should not remove them from their posts.The notices were issued following the recent decision of the state government barring directors from contesting cooperative elections if the institution had earlier been dissolved because of irregularities. The KDCC's board of directors was dissolved in 2007-08 for irregular distribution of loans.Rajendrakumar Darade, divisional joint registrar of the cooperative department, issued the notice. "We have send the notices by post. They may reach by Monday or later. We have given them 15 days from the date of the notice being issued to clarify their stand, failing which we will start...

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