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From The Founder

The origin of Kolhapuri Footwear dates back to 12th century when the King Bijjala of Karnataka and his Prime Minister Basavanna encouraged the production of Kolhapuri Footwear so as to uplift the cobbler community. According to historic records, Kolhapuris were first worn as early as the 13th century. Previously known as Kapashi, Paytaan, Kachkadi, Bakkalnali, and Pukari, the name indicated the village where they were made.

“It’s A 700-Year-Old Craft

The process and craft ranges back to the time of the kings and queens of 13th century. Kolhapuri Chappals were worn back then by the royal lineage and since then, the use of these chappals have become widespread. The craze has amplified among every generation and people from all walks of life and so has the demand. These Paytaans hail from different places from all over Maharashtra & each pair is unique in its own way.

Paytaan – Art Of Your Feet

Using years of experience and extensive research, the team at Paytaan has introduced a new process in the Indian Handcrafted Footwear Industry. While the whole handcrafted footwear industry is relying on antiquated methods, Paytaan has introduced limited automation in the process, thus making the process unparalleled. All the un-artistic and repetitive procedures have been shifted to machines, thus achieving more consistency and minimizing human errors. This gives us our artisans quality time to focus on the art they produce, that makes India proud worldwide.

Craft And Creativity

Our Artisans of Kolhapuri Chappal follow centuries old traditional practices and are the ethical professionals in the field. The chappals are an example of a glorious legacy made of rare bag tanned leather produced by using authentic technique and modern technology, following Eco‐friendly processing and production.

Experience The Best

All the Kolhapuri Chappals available at Paytaan India are crafted to be at their finest and fabricated using the most premium quality & rare leather i.e bag tanned leather. The chappals are known for resistance to abrasion and water absorption. Their shape memory makes them a popular choice amongst people from all walks of life, and apt for rough usage as well as special occasions.

Mesmerizing Designs

The Kolhapuri chappals at Paytaan India are available in a wide range of colors, shape, design and style. There is a broad spectrum of colors to choose from. The Kolhapuri Chappals has been in fashion for the longest time and with continuous makeover also we tend to make them better to suit the current trends. The striking hand crafted Design Belt Special Leather Chappals are extremely comfortable and long lasting in use. Designed to be ideal for daily use as well as for formal wear.

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