Kolhapuri chappals are Indian handcrafted leather slippers that are locally tanned using vegetable dyes.
Kolhapuri chappals are exquisitely and eco-friendly handcrafted foot wares made completely from the processed leather.
Kolhapuri Chappals or Kolhapuris as they are commonly referred to are a style of open-toed, T-strap sandal, which originated from Kolhapur, a southern district in the state of Maharashtra.
Due to the art of making, natural quality, and limited and unique traditional designs, it has become Kolhapur brand and famous in all over the world.
It takes at least 15 implements to craft a single Kolhapuri slipper.
A conical hammer, a razor-sharp raapi to cut and scrape leather, an assortment of needles to stitch the thick hide and a star-shaped punch, besides braiding and embossing tools.