Shawls in Pakistan

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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 […]

Peshawari Chappal

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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 […]

Chimta

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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

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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 […]