Tuesday, 18 August 2015

'Mojari' and 'Jooti' footwear

‘Mojaris’ are special kind of leather shoes. Mostly made using vegetable-tanned leather, uppers are made of one piece of leather or textile embroidered and embellished with brass nails, cowry shells, mirrors, bells and ceramic beads. Even the bonding from the upper to the sole is done by cotton thread that is not only eco-friendly but also enmeshes the leather fibers with great strength. Some product range also uses bright and ornate threads. [Source: Wikipedia]
                     Mojari shoes: Source: Wikimedia Commons [By Meena Kadri [CC BY 2.0
                      (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Difference between 'Mojaris' and 'Jootis' / 'Juttis': Mojari is referred to a man's closed shoe with an extended curled toe, while as juttis have flat fronts. In juttis, rear is normally covered but mojari have an open look from behind.

Non-leather 'Jootis' made of synthetic material
Source: Wikimedia Commons [By MuLaN™ (Cropped from CIMG1455) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons]
Traditionally, rajput women wore Jootis while men wore Mojaris. Even today bridal jootis are worn with Poshaaks although modern heeled shoes have become quite common.
'Multani Khussa': A cross between Jootis and Mojaris i.e. mojaris which are not open from behind are known as 'Multani Khussas'. However, in India, the term 'jooti' is used for khussas.

'Multani Khussa' (popularly known as jooti in India)
Source: Wikimedia Commons [By Meena Kadri [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons]



  1. beautiful collection. Please have a look http://styleindia.com.au/shoes/mens-mojari.html

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  3. Very well written article and really useful information.
    Do check out my post too..
    'FOR THE LOVE OF MOJARI— Top 10 online sites to buy juttis & mojaris'.


  4. Very nice blog and thanks for know about Mojari and Jooti footwear.