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Are these slippers fit for a king? #atoz challenge

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My husband had an uncle who wore the original Peshwa Slippers that were soft and comfortable and had long pointed toes that curled to the top. Every evening, as part of his ritual, he would shower after his long walk by the sea, get into a  crisp cotton kurta-pyjama, slip on these slippers and come down for a drink, swirling a glass of whiskey in his hand. My little girls were mesmerised by those slippers and wondered if he was really a wizard disguised as a grand uncle.

Following in his uncle’s footsteps, my husband took to wearing this foot wear but when  the last shoemaker on earth (who made them in Mahabaleshwar)  died  some 10 years’ ago, he had to make do with this pretender of a Puneri Jode or Peshwa Slipper which I bought from  Sahyadri Footwear,62 Budhwar Peth, Ganpati Chowk, Laxmi Road, Pune. You don’t have to go that far, if you really want them, you could get them via email at sahyadri.lr@gmail.com with a scanned copy of your foot. 

Today these slippers are kept carefully beside my husband’s cupboard, ready for him to slip into after his evening shower. They may not be a patch on the real ones but they do exude some kind of aura of royalty . Moreover, they continue to fascinate our grandchildren who gravitate towards them without fail every time they crawl into our bedroom, finding them as irresistible as their mothers did.

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Today is S for Slipper as I blog about ‘Things around my house’ in the 7th A to Z Challenge.

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Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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10 Responses

  1. Rajlakshmi says:

    The jootis do have a royal feel to it. I have never owned a good one, just some normal bling ones which were never comfortable. This one looks soft too.

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  2. seena says:

    You home has so many beautiful stories. Thanks for taking us all on a tour. 🙂
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  3. Shilpa Garg says:

    The Peshwa Slippers look regal. They are like the Rajasthani Jootis or Mojris, except that the latter usually has a pointed front. The Peshwa Slippers in the pic are folded in from the back too… Do they come like that?
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  4. Liz Brownlee says:

    They look very comfortable! I wish my slippers were as exotic! Liz C is for Edith Cavell #AtoZ Blog Challenge

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