The creation of a leather jutti is a remarkable process that combines traditional techniques with skilled craftsmanship. From the selection of premium leather to the intricate stitching and embellishments, each step in the making of a jutti showcases the artistry and dedication of the artisans. Let us delve into the fascinating world of leather jutti craftsmanship by JUTTIESMAKER.
Steps to go with:
Leather Selection and Preparation:
The foundation of a quality jutti lies in the choice of leather. Skilled artisans of juttiesmaker handpick the finest quality leather, considering factors like texture, durability, and flexibility. Common types of leather used include buffalo, sheep and goat leather. Then cleaned, softened, and cut the selected leather into patterns suitable for crafting the jutties.
Pattern Making and Cutting:
Once the leather is ready, artisans design the patterns for the jutti. These patterns serve as a blueprint for the jutti upper part, sides, and back.The patterns are carefully measured and cut by hand or using specialized tools to ensure precision.
Stitching the Jutti:
The next step involves stitching the both back and front side of jutti together. Using strong and durable threads, our artisans meticulously stitch the cut leather pieces, bringing the jutti to life. Skilled hands perform hand-stitching techniques to ensuring the longevity and strength of the shoe.
Embroidery and Embellishments:
One of the defining features of a leather jutti is the intricate embroidery and embellishments. Artisans employ traditional techniques like zari work, threadwork, beadwork, or even hand painting to add captivating designs and patterns to the jutties surface. Each embellishment is carefully placed and secured, highlighting the beauty and uniqueness of the jutti.
To enhance the comfort and durability of the jutti, artisans pay attention to the finishing touches. A cushioned insole is layered to provide comfort during extended wear.The edges are carefully trimmed and polished for a refined look. Some juttis may also feature additional padding, lining, or arch support, depending on the design and customer preferences.
The sole is an integral part of the jutti, providing traction and protection. Traditionally, leather sole is used. Juttiesmaker Skilled artisans attach the sole to the jutti by hand stitching, ensuring a secure and seamless connection.
Before the juttis are ready for market or customer delivery, our team perform quality check . Artisans inspect each pair, ensuring that the stitching is secure, the embellishments are intact, and the overall finish meets the highest standards. Any necessary adjustments or touch-ups would be made at this stage to ensure the juttis are flawless.
Preserving the Craft:
The making of leather juttis is not merely a process; it is a tradition that is followed down by generations. It is essential to support and appreciate the skilled artisans who dedicate themselves to this craft. By valuing and preserving the art of leather jutti making, we contribute to the conservation of cultural heritage and provide a sustainable livelihood for these talented craftsmen.
The creation of a leather jutti is a labor of love that combines artistry, tradition, and skill. From the selection of premium leather to the intricate embroidery and craftsmanship, each step contributes to the creation of a unique and exquisite footwear piece. The making of leather juttis is not just about fashion; it is an appreciation of heritage, creativity, and the timeless allure of handmade craftsmanship.