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Where can I purchase a pair of khussa?




Good afternoon everyone,
I am not desi, but I have seen some pictures of Khussa and would like to purchase a white pair. Can you please suggest a good place or two where I may find an excellent quality pair? I am located in the Greater Toronto area.
As well, are these generally used as 'casual' shoes, and if so is there something different for more elegant dress? I would appreciate any information you would be willing to share with me. Thank you so much.


 
BooBoo

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Post ID: 13817 04-05-04 12:09:10
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Pramod Chopra
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Orginally posted by BooBoo

Good afternoon everyone,
I am not desi, but I have seen some pictures of Khussa and would like to purchase a white pair. Can you please suggest a good place or two where I may find an excellent quality pair? I am located in the Greater Toronto area.
As well, are these generally used as 'casual' shoes, and if so is there something different for more elegant dress? I would appreciate any information you would be willing to share with me. Thank you so much.



I am a desi but failed to understand what exactly is a 'Khussa'. Can some one please explain so that we can guide this gentlemen as to where to get the same.

Thanks and regards

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Post ID: 13838 04-05-04 19:32:01
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Mishtar India
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even i was about to ask the same question ...but agar google na hota to kya hota ...

i googled it and found that khussa is a jooti ...punjabi jooti yaar
i even found a website selling it.

http://www.786shop.com/khussa.asp

if you want to buy in a shop go to indian section on gerrard street in downtown Toronto and there are many boutiques selling it ....nucreations ...and many more showrooms..

Hope this helps.

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beautysalon
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Khussas or Mojaris are traditional ornately-worked close-toe shoes typically made out of cow/buffalo/goat hide (leather), and stitched together by hand. They are worn mostly in North India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and favored by country folk, tribals, gaon key ya dehati log etc. They are also very trendy ethnic wear, and shadi (wedding) footwear. Khussas/Mojaris have delicate hand-stitching and intricate embroidery on them often in vibrant colors, and come embellished with stones, mirrorwork, beads etc.. There are different styles for men and women, but they are all essentially very flat-heeled and of very fine grain worked thin strips of leather.

I don't know where u can buy them in the GTA. Mine were all bought in the US. They cost about $20 a pair there for really casual ones, and about $50 for elaborate shadi ones, so should run about the same here. They're very comfortable esp with our desi dresses. Also, if u wear them day in day out like I do in summer, they last just under two months, coz their soles are so thin. Try going to a local Indo/Pak clothing boutique and ask them who stocks it here. Or do a google on the net for something like "sindhi mojari" or "kashmiri slippers" etc.

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Post ID: 13840 04-05-04 19:47:14
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BooBoo
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My apologies!
Please forgive me, I did not know the correct name of these shoes - I was looking around for footwear and came acrosss these and thought they were beautiful! (Thank you for the different names for me to search with.) I am a bride-to-be and would like to wear flat shoes on my wedding day as my fiancee is the same height as I am and I don't wish to appear taller. The only shoes I can find here have been very plain (and not what I would like to wear) so I searched online and found these. I contacted a vendor in Pakistan, but he advised that he only sold in bulk, and suggested that I come on here (www.canadiandesi.com) to see if I could find a place to buy them in/near Toronto.
Thank you for all your assistance, I will use the other names you referrred to them as, and will look in the neighbourhood you suggested. I appreciate all your time, and apologise again for the incorrect name. Thank you so much. :)


 
Post ID: 13873 05-05-04 08:33:22
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chandresh
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Orginally posted by BooBoo

Please forgive me, I did not know the correct name of these shoes - I was looking around for footwear and came acrosss these and thought they were beautiful! (Thank you for the different names for me to search with.) ............... and apologise again for the incorrect name. Thank you so much. :)



Apologies????

I would say, --- Thank you ----for educating us about our own language and products!

Chandresh

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Post ID: 13876 05-05-04 08:46:11
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Pramod Chopra
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Orginally posted by chandresh

Quote:
Orginally posted by BooBoo

Please forgive me, I did not know the correct name of these shoes - I was looking around for footwear and came acrosss these and thought they were beautiful! (Thank you for the different names for me to search with.) ............... and apologise again for the incorrect name. Thank you so much. :)



Apologies????

I would say, --- Thank you ----for educating us about our own language and products!

Chandresh



Congratulations Boo Boo on getting married and your sensitive thoughts about not looking taller than your groom on the big day.

My apologies for referring you as a 'gentlemen' in my first post. I hope you would contnue to be a ' non desi' member of this site and would contribute with your suggestions to make this site even better for everyone looking for help.

Thanks and regards,

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Post ID: 13925 05-05-04 15:49:43
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Manasvi
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Pakistani Term
'Khussa' is a Pakistani term 4 r desi 'jutties' .

Learned when I was wearing a pair of colorful Jaipuri 'nagras'(yet another term) 2 office and 1 Pakistani colleague remarked them as 'khussas' .

In Japur they cost aroun Rs 100/- to Rs 200/- on an average (a pittance as compared 2 $20/- ) . Though fit 4 traditional occassions may not be very durable .

Regards,
Manasvi


 
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BooBoo
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No worries.
Not to worry Pramod - how are you to know if I am male or female unless I tell you. :huh: :)
I have googled the terms you all suggested to me, and now I will try Japur/Jaipuri. :type:
I thank you all so much as I would have never known what to call them when I went out looking. Now I am prepared!
Not only do these shoes provide the 'no-added height' that I am looking for, ;) but they are also so beautiul. I appreciate the delicate handiwork put into each pair.
I must also confess that I did have a bit of a look around the boards here the last two days, and I really like what I see. You are all so very considerate of one another - this is not so common on other discussion boards I have seen. What a nice change. I must say that I almost felt like I was intruding though, as I am not desi. But since you have invited me to participate, I will be sure to keep checking in to see what new topics are open for discussion. Thank you for everything.
*in search of beautiful shoes*


 
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gulkhan
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mishtar India

even i was about to ask the same question ...but agar google na hota to kya hota ...

i googled it and found that khussa is a jooti ...punjabi jooti yaar
i even found a website selling it

if you want to buy in a shop go to indian section on gerrard street in downtown Toronto and there are many boutiques selling it ....nucreations ...and many more showrooms..

Hope this helps.




but people are also looking for kohlapuri shoes, this is a pakistani and indian tradional shoes for women, i saw majority womens wearing this. here you can see at this link
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