Saturday, March 13, 2010
If the Shoe Fits...........and a poem by Frida Wolfe
Before I begin, let me make it clear that this blog entry is not about a visit to Imelda Marcos' shoe closet.......but having said that, it is easy to imagine what her closet(s) were like being surrounded by so many pairs of shoes, stacked high to he ceiling.
Jutti's, Jutti's everywhere.......such was what I experienced on my recent visit to Amritsar......
Yes, Amritsar, home of the Golden Temple is also known for the high quality of Jutti's that are manufactured in this Punjabi city!
Did I purchase any..........while I was tempted, I decided to hold off for a later visit to Amritsar with the family......and besides, I already have a pair that I wear with my traditional Indian Clothing (which I am wearing tonight to attend a function).....but I do not wear them often enough to have justified the expense at this time.
However, during the time I spent in the shop, I did see some that I was interested in.......
As you can see, Jutti's come in all shapes, designs, colors, styles, each handmade.....did you expect anything less from the land that also boasts clothing that is work with such vivid colors and designs in the fabrics.......not me.
While any Indian, male or female, may walk into a similar Amritsari Jutti Store and come out with a perfectly fitting, handmade Jutti's, in my case it is not so easy......a U.S. size 13 is not a common size among the locals......hence my dilemma.
But when I am in the market, I have been assured that I can have some "custom made" to fit my overly large feet........and when I do decide to purchase my next pair, they will be made from some of the softest camel leather that I can find......
So, on a future visit to Amritsar, I recommend that you stop in......look around, and if the shoe fits.........Buy!
Now..... the poem......
by Frida Wolfe
New shoes, new shoes,
Red and pink and blue shoes.
Tell me, what would you choose,
If they'd let us buy?
Buckle shoes, bow shoes,
Pretty pointy-toe shoes,
Strappy, cappy low shoes;
Let's have some to try.
Bright shoes, white shoes,
Like some? So would I.
Flat shoes, fat shoes,
That's the sort they'll buy.