Traditionally, leather workers indigenous to respective pockets in Rajasthan used to make and repair juttis or footwear, fix bags and a whole host of other products. With the advent of industrialisation, these craftsmen were forced to innovate and transition into ‘craftpreneurs.’ They started creating new product ranges that appealed to the urban audiences using the hides of cow, goats, camels and buffalos. The processing of thee hides usually takes up to a month involving multiple processes. Both men and women play important roles in this craft form. The men are responsible for tanning, cutting and stitching the leather while the women are responsible for embroidery and to adorn the leather making it aesthetically appealing.
Today designers from across the world have come in and given this craft a contemporary spin.