Brown Amdar / Senapati Paper Kapashi Kolhapuri ChappalKind of straight from inward, this shape looks a lot of like broad knife on the feet. Pointed at the top but kind of broad at the external size this shape gives a more coverage to the toe and fingers with the benefits of pointed shape. Best for flexibility and movement with the protection, this shape looks rich and artistic. With the name Senapati (leader of an army), symbolizing protection, royalty, strength, and fast movement. This is the Kolhapuri Chappal worthy to be wore in a war!
This is the classic kolhapuri chappal. Well known in kolhapuri leather craft world for its unique design.
It is Said that It is called "senapati kolhapuri chappal" because of its use by the head of the army which is Senapati.
Specially designed by the craftsmen of Kapashi (village near Kolhapur) with its unique shape it comes in a variation like single tali(layer), double tali, and so on.
Kapashi craftsmen are known for their detailed work and dedication in leather craft. They are making leather footwear for generations now with most traditional ways. The art has been passed to next generation from the older one and it evolves in such transition albeit maintaining ethnicity of the craft. Ladies of the village are the experts in detailing work on kolhapuri leather craft. Their expertise takes the craft to next level with skills and detailing, be it stitching chappal or crafting a leather Veni (braids) for the center belt of Senapati Kolhapuri Chappal. This Veni is very unique and as thin as a single strand of hair which requires a lot of detail and skill. Same goes for designing bottom of this ethnic craft.
Paper Kapashi is made with the best quality leather completely handcrafted by the expert craftsman of that region.
This traditional leather craft is made in pure Maisidi leather with detailed handcrafted artwork. It's ethnic design granting it a royal heritage value.
Kolhapur district holds a huge value and heritage in the field of the ethnic craft by the name of Kolhapuri chappal, the name says it all as kolhapuri chappal has
the legacy of hundreds of years in the hands of a craftsman.
This chappal is made in district of Kolhapur Though it's origin is in Kolhapuri chappal , somehow it is also influenced by the Local culture of Kolhapur because craftsmanship and handicraft are done by the local craftsman of Kolhapur, as the each and every product made in Vhaan is always made with the collaboration with the best local craftsman of that region and for that craft, to make sure each craft holds a local essence while expressing the culture of Kolhapur. Vhaan uses best quality leather for the handicraft, each and every craft is handcrafted by the craftsman of Kolhapur with detailed handmade design on the craft which makes each and every craft ethnic and authentic.
This kolhapuri chappal is made in the Senapati shape which resembles the Pointed shape but it is not the same as it is this shape holds it unique shape and legacy.
Craft made in dark brown leather which gives it rich texture, it gives it more heritage value with rustic ethnic feel to it.
Even though Kolhapuri Chappals have been known to be designed for men traditionally, it is just as apt as UNISEX in today's world. So all the royal ladies, if the Vhaan fits you, wear it!