The art of making juttis is an ancient one. Each masterpiece is created carefully with the finest material and embellishments. Of course, some of them are duly expensive.
If you own a pair of juttis, you also need to know how to take care of them. Considering that they are made of leather and have some delicate embroidery and work on them, they need some maintenance to keep them look newer for longer.
Here are some tips that have been tried and tested to keep juttis in top condition:
- The first thing you need to worry about is storage. Wrap each jutti in muslin cloth and store them. This fabric breathes and is extremely soft. In addition to that , you won’t have to worry about it getting entangled with the embellishments or tarnishing them.
- For a brand new pair of juttis, some mustard oil on the lining is a great way to prevent painful show bites. As you break it in, the leather tends to be painful unless it is treated first. You can use mustard oil as it makes the leather softer and makes sure that the jutti is comfortable for you to we
- Keep your shoes away from moisture. Now, if you are wearing them all day that is something you cannot do. Before you store your shoes, make sure that you air them out well. Leave them in the sun for a couple of hours until they are fully dry and then store them as suggested.
- Cleaning the juttis can get a little tricky. Since they are made of leather, you cannot wash them, obviously. The best thing to do would be to wipe them with a cloth and then brush the dust out of the nooks and crannies with a bristled brush. Alternatively, you can also make a solution with soap and water. It has to be very dilute and mild. Dip the toothbrush into this solution and clean the areas that are soiled gently. If you have juttis that have elaborate embroidery or embellishment, then it has to be dry cleaned. You can also ask a shoe store near you how to get the jutti cleaned if it has been really soiled.
Torr Punjabi makes sure that you get nothing but the best in quality. The leather is of premium quality and so is every thread and embellishment that is used on each shoe. You need to make sure that you keep these shoes looking good as new by following these simple tips. After all, a jutti is a piece of our rich heritage in your wardrobe, so it is up to you to take good care of it.