Wooden yoga flip-flops
Beautiful pair of Vintage wooden Paduka.
Paduka is the name of India’s oldest, most quintessential footwear.
In the Vedic language, Paduka means sandal or shoe and is derived from the word ‘Pada’ which means foot. Padakakara, or shoemakers, usually made these foot protectors for sacred or holy men, royalty and religious teachers.
The Hindu deities, Krishna and Rama are often depicted wearing Padukas. People bow down to the feet of their family deity
The design of a paduka (with the narrow stilts at both the toe and heel) is to ensure the practice of ahimsa (non-violence), minimising harm to all living things, including the plants and insects underfoot.
Basic wooden padukas were worn by everyday people, with the more elaborate or artful paduka sandals worn for weddings and commonly found in a bride’s dowry, or by people of high status.
Wooden yoga flip-flops, especially for those who want to control the senses. Suitable for men and women.
We can customize to your size.
Made with love by Indian artisans. Teak wood.