In the mojari making it consists of following parts that is:
• Sole part
• Strap part
• Combining of the sole and the strap part
In the mojari making of the strap, it consists of embroidery part and the leather part. In olden days the embroidery of the mojari were specially made by hand which had its own uniqueness. Due to the time consumption and cost reduction of making the mojari, nowadays it is machine embroidered. The embroidery works are cut pieces pasted either on the leather or resin leather and dried completely. The remaining leather piece are cut out leaving only the strap size. Depending on the designs the straps are further attached with the leather materials.
As per the size of the sole of foot it is cut on the leather which is then pasted pair wise on the resin leather with a smooth finish. Rubber material of the same sole size is cut on the Hand press machine to the required sizes with the stencil press. The rubber and the leather part both are applied with the adhesive, it is semi dried and fixed together by impacting with muasle tool (locally called) in some cases. In some others they are cut of the same size and kept ready for the next process.
Combining of the Sole and the Strap Part:
As the strap and sole part of the mojari is completely dried, the strap part is inserted to the sole part by making either horizontal or vertical small holes on the sole by which the strap is inserted keeping the wooden mould as the reference of the sizes. After the sole and the strap are firmly fixed, the rubber sole is pasted to the bottom and impact with muasle tool. In the other case the strap and the sole parts are stitched together with the long needle and cotton thread, after that as per the sole colour the polish is applied. Either the plain or the coloured piping’s are stuck or stitched to the edges to beautify the outlook of mojari. At every stage it is hammered so that the layers of the sole are held together. There are many varieties, as per the design of the mojari patterns, the craftsmen specially make for the men and women.
Flow Chart of Making Process: