Shanti Niketan Leather

Shanti Niketan, an Abode of Peace was founded by Maharishi Debendra Nath Tagore, father of the Nobel Laureate Sri Rabindranath Tagore, who laid the foundation for what is today known as Vishva-Bharati University. Shanti Niketan is responsible for reviving many a craft forms and is the pioneer in making modern leather items which has a unique style of its own. Though most Shanti Niketan leather products include footwear and ladies hand bags, other items like ornaments, diary/folders, leather seats, puffs and pidis are also available in contemporary designs and colors. The style of the shanti niketan footwear is like the open sandals but other the modern footwear is beautifully colored with sophisticated designs. The designs made on products of Shanti Niketan Leather have geometrical patterns or in batik. At times the designs are motivated from alpanas and embroideries.