Multani Khussa

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Multani Khussa

Multani Khussa/Sindhi Khusso or simply Khussa (Urdu: کُھسّہ), is a traditional footwear[1] produced in Multan, Punjab and Sindh, Pakistan.[2] Khussa are made by artisans mostly using vegetable-tanned leather. The uppers are made of one piece of leather or textile embroidered and embellished with brass nails, cowry shells, mirrors, bells and ceramic beads. Even the bonding from the upper to the sole is done by cotton thread that is not only eco-friendly but also enmeshes the leather fibers with great strength. Some product range also uses bright and ornate threads.[3]

Sindhi man making Sindhi khussa

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  1. ^ "A window to Punjab cultural diversity". 8 April 2015.
  2. ^ ishraqi (2013-09-15). "Khussa Shoes – Symbol of the Traditional Culture of Sindh". Skyrock. Retrieved 2023-05-25.
  3. ^ Jutta Jain-Neubauer; Bata Shoe Museum (2000). Feet & footwear in Indian culture. Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd. pp. 126, 175. ISBN 81-85822-69-7.