Jutti and Kasidakari Festival
Jutti and Kasidakari Festival
The inaugural edition of the Jutti and Kasidakari Festival in 2022, was curated to showcase the intricate craftsmanship of artists in Patodi village in the Barmer district of western Rajasthan.
Juttis are a unique kind of handmade leather footwear from Rajasthan. The juttis, made by male craftsmen, are subsequently adorned with intricate kasidakari embroidery work by women. Additionally, they make a range of fashion and lifestyle accessories such as bags, pouches and covers. Patodi is home to over 200 jutti and kasidakari artists, making it the hub of the craft form. The alleys of the village are dotted with the open workspaces of the artists, giving it the look and feel of a living museum.
Visitors who attended the Jutti and Kasidakari Festival gained knowledge of the history and process of jutti making and kasida weaving, and had the opportunity to buy the products directly from the makers. They also got to enjoy Rajasthani folk music performances by artists from the Langa community, on the second day of the event.
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How To Get There
How to Reach Jodhpur
1. By Air: Jodhpur’s main airport is just 5 km from the city’s focal point. Jaipur, Delhi, Udaipur and Mumbai are well networked with frequent, daily flights. The most important international terminal, Delhi, is situated at a distance of 600 km from Jodhpur. Flights from Delhi to Jodhpur and Jaipur to Jodhpur flights are easily available.
2. By Rail: Jodhpur owns one of the major railheads in the North-Western zone of the Indian railway. It possesses good connectivity with other important cities of the country, including Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Mumbai.
3. By Road: The state of Rajasthan runs a Road Transport Corporation capable of providing frequent bus services towards all the important regions in and around Rajasthan from Jodhpur. One can also hire private deluxe buses and cabs to and from Jaipur (345 km), Delhi (600 km), Jaisalmer (290 km), Bikaner (240 km) and Agra (580 km). There are good services of buses and cabs available.
How to Reach Patodi from Jodhpur
Patodi is very conveniently located. One can reach Patodi by car from Jodhpur, which roughly takes 2 hours (110 km).
Note: One can also reach Patodi from Jaisalmer, which takes around 4 hours (200 km).
- Food stalls
- Free drinking water
- Gendered toilets
- Parking facilities
- Unisex toilets
- Masks mandatory
- Sanitiser booths
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. Weather in September is warm with temperatures ranging between 35°C and 24°C (75°F). Make sure you carry loose and airy cotton clothes with long sleeves to tackle the hot weather.
2. An umbrella, if you happen to get caught in a sudden shower.
3. A sturdy water bottle.
4. COVID packs: Sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate.
About Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan
Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan
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