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HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA WITH LOVE
Innumerable references to the foot and to foot worship in Indian culture convey the impression that the foot is regarded as an important if not the most important part of the human body. The feet of the elder are venerated and those of the divine are worshipped and revered. It is also, one of the most admired parts of the female body in the Indian perception of romanticism and eroticism. This may be one of the reasons why young girls and women decorate the soles of their feet in very special ways, for example by colouring them with red alta or kumkum paste.
Since ‘Banjaaran’ was founded, it has been about taking inspiration from what is local and truly represents India. Over the years, we collaborated with artisans from Kutch, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh for textiles and finishes with excellent craftsmanship. Our journey has been like the art journal of an explorer’s unending odyssey- traveling from one place to another.
As ‘Banjaaran’ grew with time, our ideologies matured too. In 2017, when MONSTER TRIBE was launched, it was encouraged by the need to express and to create a safe backdrop for everyone to do so with strength, courage, and dignity. This was when we truly began to celebrate and honor ‘uprising’ and expression.
Today, we identify as a label that stands by the value of creating and promoting handcrafted techniques and products- inspired by stories of courage, perseverance, and determination.
We identify as India’s Handcrafted Rebellion.
Wearing a pair of handmade shoes is a conscious choice for someone who values craft, history, time and tradition. We at Banjaaran, translate these values to our shoes- crafted using artisan production techniques- handed down to generations. Our designs organically reflect our love of contrast and are meticulously crafted in pursuit of a perfect balance between construction and creativity.
“For us, the craftsmanship of making shoes is synonymous with art”.