hides of dead animals is used by skilled cobblers for Jooties
(foot-wear), chairs, musical instruments, mojaries, etc. The
Jooties reflect the unique style of every district they belong
to. It is amazing how the leather is beaten, tanned and dyed and
put to the best use.
The leather is punched and gouged to create patterns, studded,
sequined and even embroidered with woolen motifs. Cities like
Jaipur, Jodhpur, Barmer, Jaisalmer is famous for Jooties,
musical instruments (like Tabla, Dhol, Dhapli), stringed
instruments (Kamayacha) made out of leather.
Bikaner is best known for painted Lampshades, shields, vases,
Mojharies made out of camel hide. Hard Bag, belts, hats,
chairs, foldable chairs with graphic embroideries are from