Thursday, June 12, 2008

Shoemaking, the heritage occupation!

Shoemaking is a traditional handicraft profession, which has now been largely superseded by industrial manufacture of footwear. This Village Cobbler (aka. Mochi) is seen busy repairing footwear on a pavement.
Traditionally these men used to may produce a range of footwear items, including shoes, boots, sandals, clogs and moccasins. Such items are generally made of leather, wood, rubber, plastic, jute or other plant material, and often consist of multiple parts for better durability of the sole, stitched to a leather upper. Now with changing times they have adapted to get into quick footwear repairs business…


Jerez Sherry Fri Jun 13, 09:20:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Too bad commercial over takes so much that was handmade.. huh?