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The Cobbler

Healer of our soles.

Cobbler Nanu Satardekar has pitched his portable tool bench on a Panjim sidewalk for the past 25 years, rendering a vital service to the community. Nanu and his fellow cobblers live out their entire lives unnoticed and unappreciated.

Cobbler Nanu Satardekar at work, Panjim

Cobbler Nanu Satardekar at work, Panjim
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
Nanu, up close

Nanu, up close
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
Shoeshine

Shoeshine
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
Cobbler Nanu Satardekar in Panjim, Goa

Nanu Satardekar of Calapur, Goa
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
 

Vasanti Footwear is the oldest footwear shop in the city, and probably the only bespoke shoemaker left in Goa. Its owner, Loleshwar Nipanikar trained as a boy under his father and now continues the tradition.

Cobbler Loleshwar Nipanikar, proprietor of Vasanti Footwear

Cobbler Loleshwar Nipanikar, proprietor of Vasanti Footwear
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
Cobblers at Vasanti Footwear

Fashioning shoes made to order
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
Cobbler Yeshwant Redkar

Cobbler Yeshwant Redkar
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Cobbler Bholeshwar Korgaonkar

Cobbler Bholeshwar Korgaonkar
5D Mark III, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
 
 
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