Kolhapuri Chappals are exquisitely and eco-friendly handcrafted footwares made in various villages and towns in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra, India.Due to the art of making, natural quality, and limited and unique traditional designs, it has become Kolhapur brand and famous in all over the world.They look very elegant and have a traditional touch in them. They can be used for daily use as they are quite sturdy, durable, comfortable and long lasting in use. They can be ideally used for formal wear or for any occasion too. As a fact, today Kolhapuri Chappals are a favorite with everygeneration and appeal people from all walks of life.
Kolhapuri chappal is made completely from the processed leather. The leather used in these chappals is derived from buffaloes, goat and bull leather (As a Hindu, We never use Cow’s leather). The leather is then cut in the desired style and either the natural color is retained or it is dyed as desired. Typical Kolhapuri chappals are stitched by hand with a leather cord without the use of a single nail.The sole whichis usually made of two or three pieces of leatherand the upper body of the chappals are joined together by stitches which are done with a leather cord. This offer additional comfort and durability to them. The craftsmen take enough time to make them comfortable from all aspects.The fanciness and attractiveness of the chappals are increased by other embellishments and adornments.
Kolhapuri chappals are available in various styles, sizes, patterns, design and colors. Indeed, the variety is almost endless and the cost of these chappals differ according to the quality of leather used and the intricacy of designs.More creative and fanciful designs have recently lent this footware a more modern appeal and versatility.
Kolhapuri Chappals are very comfortable to use and are also believed to be good for health (eyes, back pain, diabetes etc.). For instance, one of the famous Kolhapuri chappals i.e. Kolhapuri khas kapsi chappal reduces heat of the body. These chappals are usually free from all allergic properties unless if the wearer is allergic to specific types of leather.