THE MARVEL OF PESHAWARI CHAPPAL
Inside the fashion world – there are some creations that possess an irresistible charm capable of captivating hearts across generations and continents. Just as marvels like the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, and the Colosseum captivate the imagination with their grandeur, there exists a hidden gem within the realm of footwear: the Peshawari Chappal. This remarkable piece of craftsmanship, hailing from the ancient city of Peshawar in South Asia, exudes a captivating blend of tradition and style, earning its place among the fashion marvels of the world.
Much like these architectural wonders, the Peshawari Chappal weaves together a rich tapestry of history, cultural heritage, and intricate artistry. It has become an emblem of pride and a symbol of South Asian culture, beloved by people across borders, transcending language, race, and creed.
The Peshawari Chappals are an important part of South Asian Culture. For instance, they are widely worn out on special occasions like Weddings, Eid, Diwali, and Christmas. In such celebrations, the Peshawari Chappals are worn with beautiful traditional attires to make the entire attire look traditional and beautiful. Peshawari Chappals are also known to be very durable and comfortable. That is why people prefer to wear them in their daily life as well.
History of Peshawari Chappal
Moreover, historians claim that in the beginning, the Peshawari Chappals were worn by the Khans (Tribal Leaders), and later on, they became an integral part of the casual apparel of Pashtoons. Peshawari Chappal is equally famous in Afghanistan as it is in Pakistan. Peshawari Chappal is part of the normal attire of Pakistanis. More than 100 factories are in the field of manufacturing Peshawari Chappal on a regular basis with a capacity of 10-1000.
Peshawari Chappals are generally handmade sandals especially worn by Pashtoons around the world. These unique and stylish Chappals first were made in the city of Peshawar. They play an important role in small-scale businesses that benefit the merchants who work very hard in making, sewing, and fitting these Chappals.
The Peshawari Chappals are made very finely. A particular elastic material is used in the making procedure. Also, most of the Peshawari Chappals are very much the same, but the frameworks are different.
The method of making a Peshawari Chappal goes through certain procedures including, the calfskin cutting, then the sole-making handle that is made of a tyre. On the other hand, a needle or a machine is used in sewing for the finishing. After manufacturing the Peshawari Chappals, they are decorated. Most of the Peshawari Chappals are simple, but others are adorned with a shining thread of various colors that makes them very traditional, attractive, and graceful as well.
As technology has made everything accessible in the world, and with the growing advancements taking place resulting in quick innovations in all sectors, including the design sector, the Peshawari Chappals have also developed keeping in mind the contemporary styles. Therefore, with the development of everything in this world, changes and innovations are being made in its designs to keep up with the rapid and modern world. Designers from everywhere across the world are trying their best to bring creativity to Peshawari Chappals.
Types of Peshawari Chappal
The Charsadda Chappal, known for its affordability and style, is a popular type of Peshawari Chappal. It’s crafted with a Tyre sole and high-quality chrome leather. This trendy footwear originated in the vibrant city of Charsadda in Pukhtoonkhwa.
The Kaptaan Chappal owes its fame to none other than Mr. Imran Khan, the cricket legend turned politician. It features a thick sole in the Charsadda style, with eye-catching crosscuts at the front. This Chappal comes in a range of colors, but the tan shade is particularly sought after.
Classic Peshawari Chappal
The Classic Peshawari Chappal is the iconic design that put Saplai on the map. Not only is it renowned in Pakistan, but it has also gained popularity worldwide. In fact, even a well-known Western footwear brand couldn’t resist putting its stamp on this beloved Chappal. It’s a symbol of unity, worn proudly by people of all races, without any discrimination.
The hard work of the workers is appreciable; it takes a lot of keen artisans to put their hard work into making this unique footwear. Peshawari Chappals are beautifully handcrafted, considering the heritage and enduring values of the past. Peshawari Chappals represent comfort and unique culture. If you want to make a fashion statement and be “comfortable” at the same time, then this traditional ensemble is the way to go.