Traditional Jutti, Mojaris Or Nagra

Women’s Juti or Nagra

“Jutti” (additionally spelled as Jhutti, Juthi, Juti) is a Urdu word for a shoe with a shut upper appended to a sole. Characteristically Punjabi and normally Indian, the jutti, otherwise called ‘mojari and ‘nagra’, is customary footwear worn for the most part in North India. Initially made out of unadulterated calfskin and have flawless weaving and extra embellishments that give it a one of a kind intrigue. From everyday wear, weddings, strict events, to gatherings and celebrations, juttis give a fundamental ethnic intrigue to the individual wearing them.


Jutti or nagra was first belittled by the Mughals and were amazingly well known among the rulers and the sovereigns who had a place with the most extravagant time of Indian history. Rajasthan specifically was a center point, where the creation of these perfect shoes initially started. The style of Jutti in those days was undeniably increasingly lavish and wealthy in surface and structure which fused fine diamonds, stones, and valuable pearls. With the progression of time, nagra shoes increased a great deal of prominence in Punjab, and experienced through different types of experimentation and development.

The Making

Solely carefully assembled by gifted skilled worker who principally hail from Punjab, the creation of Juttis is a repetitive assignment. Development of one sets of juttis includes individuals from various networks: the “Chamars”, who process crude shrouds which are utilized alongside a vegetable coloring process. The “Rangaars”, shading and paint it while the “Mochis” gather the pieces together and do the last sewing and weaving. Prior, Juttis were weaved with unadulterated gold and silver wires all finished, prevalently known as ’tilla’ covering the whole surface of the pair.

The procedure starts at a tannery where crude stows away are prepared utilizing the strategy for vegetable tanning. For this, a substance called tannin, separated from the bark of Kikkar or Babool trees, is utilized. It is in the tannery that a creature cover up gets solid, adaptable, water safe and thus, wearable.

For shading, sarfoola (yellow) and arsi gulabi (green) powdered colors are blended in water to make a slight arrangement of various shades of red. These are then applied to the cowhide pieces utilizing a nearby shaving brush. After this, the painted calfskin is removed into various shapes accoring to the necessity of the shoe structure. The shoe upper for example, is made of one bit of calfskin or material, decorated or weaved with cowries, mirrors, metal nails, chimes, fired dabs and different enhancements. Clubbing the upper and back (known as Adda) to the sole (known as Talla) is finished utilizing cotton string which entangles the cowhide strands with effectively.

Weaving the jutti includes the utilization of stencils, for slicing and following plans on to the cowhide portions of the shoes. They extend from straightforward slice out shapes to be loaded up with basic weaving, to complicated punches, weaves and weaved structures.

Nagra for men

Style and Variety

The jutti has a M molded front which is known as ‘Panna’ which is normally complicatedly adorned or planned with comparable examples as an afterthought and back of the shoe. Nagras then again, had a delicate adjusted front which was shut and took after the cutting edge ballet dancer footwear. The vast majority of the plans were roused by Mughal design and Rajasthan’s rich widely varied vegetation. Basic themes used to weave the nagras with, incorporate blooms, leaves, winged creatures, and other fancy structures. Additionally, Nagras were at first made with straightforward and rich string work. Different sorts of Juttis are accessible which suit each event. From hand-painted, to weaved, sequined structures, Juttis are steadily taking on a contemporary style as well. Some juttis accompany a pointed and bended alcove in the front which are for men, while the one’s for ladies have a straightforward and plain adjusted or squared front. Juttis made for men for the most part have a solitary example and don’t have the extra bling factor, otherwise called ‘Nagra’.

Punjabi Jutti


Since juttis are exceptionally mainstream all over India, various styles, examples, and embellishments have been added to stay aware of the evolving ages. One can locate a huge swath of juttis that come in a wide range of hues. A few cutting edges propelled designs have been included alongside a customary touch, and this has become a style furor with ladies over the world. Aside from the conventional string and globule work, themes and pictures have been utilized to adapt the jutti with an increasingly present-day curve. Animation characters, retro pictures and pop craftsmanship scenes have additionally been explored different avenues regarding, to a huge degree. Shoes in shaded strings and dabs, shells, cowri, and so forth are weaved too in cutting edge today. A few plans are characteristic and sensitive, while some juttis grandstand plain or shaded cowhide with only a couple of extra additional items.

A few Indian design planners, for example, Ritu Beri, Ritu Kumar, and JJ Valaya have polished off their imaginative groups with the evergreen and ever smart jutti. Fine weaving, pearls, dots, and stones have been utilized to give the jutti a pinch of style alongside the substance of genuine Indian custom.

Worldwide Appeal

Juttis are an ethnic option for the since a long time ago settled ballet dancer shoes that are prevalent world over. A few people living in nations like US, UK, Canada, Pakistan, Middle East, and Europe have been entranced with this Indian footwear throughout the previous quite a long while, and a portion of the famous shoe marks in the west have duplicated Juttis in their very own structures and craftsmanship.


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