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Mojaris

Modern mojaris from India with hand embroidered beads. Modern mojaris from India with hand embroidered beads.

Mojaris (also known as mozaris) are a form of traditional footwear from the Indian subcontinent. They are mostly made of tanned leather. The leather (or sometimes textile) uppers are characteristically decorated with embroidery, metal threads, pieces of glass, brass nails, cowry shells, etc. The uppers are generally connected to the soles with cotton thread.

Mojaris are also known as khussa (or khuza, especially known as such in Sindh, nowadays in Pakistan) or salim shahis. The latter name derives from Salim Shahi, the popular name for Jahangir (1569-1627), the Mughal emperor who is credited with the popularising of this type of footwear.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 7th June 2017).

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Last modified on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 08:59