Authors : Gurdeep Kour
Abstract: The use of footwear is as old as civilization. Numerous experimentations through the hands of Indian artisans of various regions, the form of desijutti or traditional footwear emerged and circulated in numerous designs during ages. Todays transforming approach of arts has been entered in every field of life to revive and modify our traditional handicrafts to justify our present needs and fashions. This study is an effort to review the origin and glorious past of the handicraft of desijutti as well new interventions in the handicraft industry which affected, altered and fluctuated its original form using contemporary designs, materials and modern techniques. This study is based on review of literature, interview and observation methods. Data is collected through thirty artisans in Ludhiana. Interviews and discussions also have been done with embroiders, boutique workers, sellers as well as experts.
Gurdeep Kour , 2020. Punjabi Jutti and Contemporary Adaptations. The Social Sciences, 15: 295-299.