A shawl is a simple item of clothing, loosely worn over the shoulders, upper body and arms, and sometimes over the head. It is usually the rectangular cloth that is often folded to make a triangle but can also be triangular in shape. Shawls are very popular and it is a commonly used dress in […]
Matka is the Hindi-Urdu word for an earthen pot. It is used all over India, as well as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as a home “water storage cooler”. It has been in use since ancient times and can be found in houses of every class.
Peshawari chappal is a traditional footwear of Pakistan especially popular among Pashtoons in the area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is called Peshawari chappal where the word Peshawari referred to the city Peshawar in Pakistan and flip-flops are called chappal in Pakistan. So Peshawari chappal is a unique type of chappal which is worn by most of the Pashtoon men casually and formally with Shalwar Kameez. For Pashtoon people it is […]
A Rilli (Urdu: رلي ) is a traditional Pakistani patchwork quilt made in the rural areas of Sindh and Balochistan. It is used as a bedspread, blanket, or carpet. The size varies but averages approximately 66 x 88 inches. Rilli is a traditional gift among Sindhi people. [nggallery id=120]
Chimta literally means tongs. Over time it has evolved into a traditional percussion instrument ofSouth Asia by the permanent addition of small brass jingles. This instrument is often used in popular Punjabi folk songs, Bhangramusic and the Sikh religious music known as Gurbani Kirtan. [nggallery id=121] The player of the chimta is able to produce a chiming sound if he holds the joint of […]
ektara is widely used by folk singers especially by Sufi singers in Punjab and Sindh. Traditional and modern forms of bhangra sometimes use an ektara or tumbi to accompany the singer and dhol. On the occasion of “Urs” held in memory of the renowned saint and mystic poet Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai (1689 – 1752) at Bhitshah, near Hyderabad in Sindh, held every year between […]
Surgical instrument manufacturing industry originated in the early 1940s in and around the city of Sialkot. The sector manufactures a wide range of medical, surgical and veterinary instruments exporting 80-90 % of its production. Pakistan has a history spanning over a century of skilled craftsmanship in manufacturing surgical instruments. This has over the last few […]