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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Shopping In India : Leather Products - 13

Guys, leather products are a popular buy amongst foreign visitors to India. The most popular leather products are footwear and hang bags. In major cities, there are shops specialising in leather wear from jackets and gloves to luggage and office acessories. Contemporary designs are available in Auroville, int he French-influencd state of Pondicherry.

Footwear comes in a variety of traditional embroidery, brocade and textile designs. Bright colours are used in the all time favourite, the utilitarian Kolhapuri chappals of Maharashtra. Jaipur has the longest tradition in classical footwear with the thickish shoes, called Mojadis, decorated with silk, metal embroidery and beads,. Handbags in batik style with bold curves, and traditional motifs come from Bengal.

'Kopi', a rather unusal water bottle from Bikaner, is made from camel hide, Bikaner and Jaisalmer also have decorative saddles for horses and camels, often used as decorations in living rooms.

High raised leather seats with geometrical patterns, called pidis, are made in Gujarat, Red leather embroidered with gold and silk in unique to Madhya Pradesh and make great cushion covers. In Hoshiarpur, Punjab, appliqué work is done with coloured leather pieces. While leather with metallic gold or silvery finish is available in Karnataka, articles such as wallets, pouches, handbags and a wide range of belts are found a plenty in Chennai.

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