Pappu Making of Leh

Paboos, the local shoes are great protectors to feet from acute chill, frost bite and snow of this area. The paboos are made of hessian cloth, coarse yak hair, used wool felt, thigma and hair of the pashmina goat. Leather is used for sole- making, the hessian cloth and woollen felt are stitched collectively to make the base of the shoe. The coarse hair spun into thin rope is stitched together with the help of needle and used to construct the sides of the shoe.