Ajrak shawl avaThe tradition of block printing on fabric exists in Pakistan for 5,000 years. Such traditional garments as an ajrak shawl decorated with unimaginably beautiful patterns are one of the symbols of Pakistani clothing culture. Of course, modern Pakistanis prefer to wear contemporary clothes in daily life, cheap and easily industrially made. Although, there are still manufacturers in this country who produce handmade ajrak shawls and other garments embellished with block-printed traditional designs. How do they do it? Let’s find out.

Topi avaIn Pakistan, a lot of men use traditional topi skull-caps in daily life and for religious ceremonies. This ornate prayer cap looks charming and graceful. But at the same time, it’s not just a meaningless accessory worn for style – by his topi, you can usually tell the religion of a man, his origin, and possibly some other features. Anyway, it’s a really nice headdress. And a Sindhi topi might impress you with its beauty – such a sparkly and eye-catching piece!

Peshawari chappal avaIn Pakistan, there are two main types of traditional shoes worn by men and women. They are Peshawari chappal and khussa. Both are rather unusually shaped and can be extremely decorative. And what’s interesting about such footwear is that these folk shoes appeared centuries ago but are still used in modern Pakistan. Today, Peshawari chappal and khussa are as widely popular among the Pakistani people as they were in the past. We can say this about not so many traditional shoes. But also, Peshawari chappal and khussa are still often handmade using the same techniques as centuries ago, and they are so ornate and lovely.

Pakistani clothing avaIn Pakistan, a lot of people still wear traditional clothes in daily life today. Their folk costumes changed and developed year after year to stay up to fashion. And by far not every country around the planet can say that about its national clothing. Why do people in Pakistan dress in folk attire when there are so many modern high-tech fabrics and pieces of clothes? Many Pakistani folk garments are made from silk or cotton, which are perfect materials for the local hot and humid climate, just as their cut and style are. So, why not use them in modern life?!

Pakol avaThe pakol hat is not a headwear of terrorists, as some people think. It is an ancient piece that was worn by men millenniums ago. This headgear is very curious because of its unusual shape and its convenience. Let’s find out some more about the pakol and traditional ways of manufacturing it by hand. It turns out, the process is not as simple as you would have thought.