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THE HISTORY OF KOLHAPURI CHAPPAL

The Kolhapuri chappal (footwear) is the world famous handcrafted footwear which was initially designed in the Kolhapur town of Maharashtra state in India. These handmade leather footwear are tanned by using vegetable dyes. The traditional designs of the Kolhapuri footwear are very famous not only in the rural areas of Maharasthra but also getting increasingly known across the globe. The Kolhapuri isn't limited to Kolhapur though, it is also referred by different names depending upon the place it was manufactured; places such as Kapashi, Paytaan, Kachkadi, Bakkalnali, and Pukari.The Kolhapuri came into existence as early as the 13th century.History has recorded that it was started and designed by the Saudagar family in 1920. The first model which was designed earlier...

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TOP PLACE TO GET BEST KOLHAPURI CHAPPALS IN MUMBAI

The place to get the best Kolhapuris in Mumbai is: “SAI VAIBHAV FOOTWEAR” located at Khar West, Linking Road.Since 1983, it is known for quality footwear & Kolhapuri Chappals. Each product is handmade even today by the craftsmen in traditional way preserving the ethnic heritage of India. Sai Vaibhav Footwear owners are more than willing to help you travel back into the history of Kolhapuri to understand the uniqueness of this leather art. They have been striving to get awareness and ensuring that the artisans have better opportunities and prospects. The craftsmen in their workshop have been with them for more 34 years, and still passionate about this art form. That is why craftsmen from all over Maharashtra have no...

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