How cultural dresses make you stand out in the crowd?

Afghan Clothing

When the world was created there was no such thing as culture. People referred to other people as “humans”. They all shared the same society, lifestyle and civilization as a part of one race “humans”. But as the world progressed people realized the differences among themselves which marked the division of society as casts, creed, civilizations and cultures.

Today we live in a world where more than 6.5 billion humans belong to different cultures and ethnic groups which is kind of interesting to know. Pakistan alone has 4 provinces and among those 4 there are numerous distinct cultures like Punjabis, Potwaris, Kashmiris, Sindhis, Muhajirs, Makrani, Baloch,embr Hazaras, Pashtuns etc.

The most fun part in the recent past was that if you see a person in a crowd of people you could immediately recognize his ethinic identity, how? By the way he is dressed. But sadly, today we have lost our cultural identities because most of us feel shame in boasting about our very own cultures.

Lets get an overview of the cultural dresses in Pakistan and how amazingly it could make us stand out in a crowd.

Starting with the Pashtun culture, we have Afghani Pakol (cap), khet partug (a loose tunic and a shlawar) Peshawari Chappal and waistcoat for males while females wear both pleated frocks or the Shalwar Kameez. If one ever visits one of the Khyber Pakhtunkwa’s cities, they will notice veils as the dress code for women too which is not mostly practiced now a days.

Afghan Clothing

Punjabi males wear lose Ajrak tops with chalks, turbans and shalwars while females wear embroided knee-length tunics and Patiala shalwars (those were really in fashion recently). Punjab culture is mostly inspired by Indian culture due to the integrity of borders.

Punjabi Clothes

Sindhi men can be seen wearing simpleShalwar kameez, kurta pajama, sindhi topi or tunics with dhoti while women mostly wear saris, shalwar kameez or lehnga cholis with a lot of jewelry.

Sindhi Clothes

Balochi version of shalwar kameez for men has a very baggy shalwar while for women, the kameez is very long and baggy and they wear head scarfs too.

Balochi Clothes

Now I know what you are thinking “who roams around in a dhoti or lehngas or baggy clothes”, and to some extent you are thinking logically but imagine if people start to wear their cultural clothes how amazing would it feel to be recognized by ones hometown in a crowd.

Even today, if you go to rural areas you can still witness the culture been preserved as it is.

Staso Raye?

comments

Moxet Khan

A Webprenure from Peshawar working on various Pashto projects from more than 5 years including Pukhtoogle, thePashto, PashtoFonts, Lek and thePeshawar.com

Twitter Bytes from Pukhtoogle

  • No more #FATA or PATA likely https://t.co/oYIOnYHOFD via @pukhtoogle
    3 days ago
  • KP Food Authority Seals Rooh Afza Factory in #Peshawar https://t.co/Kz57Mem4nB
    2 weeks ago
  • KP develops its first Cultural Heritage Trail at full swing https://t.co/1HjqE3h5WT via @pukhtoogle #Peshawar
    4 weeks ago
  • US Defense Attaché Col. Joseph E. Hall was reportedly speeding under the influence of alcohol when he hit two Pakis… https://t.co/ocPrVHy4K6
    2 months ago
  • چنار چنار ځوانان درته له خپله سره تیر شول دا مـینه نــوره څـــنګه وي وطـــــــنه زوروره! https://t.co/gYRQEeiX3W
    2 months ago

Latest Stories

Search stories by typing keyword and hit enter to begin searching.