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 the winter season. Especially, in the northern regions, people make special kinds of shawls from lamb’s wool.

Many quality of shawls are available in the market but the most famous is the Kashmir shawl. There are different varieties with some of the most popular and expensive being the shahtoosh and pashmina. Shawls called shahtoosh which is a Persian word for “king of wools” are made from the hair of a Tibetan antelope called chiru, and are so fine that a whole shawl can be pulled through a small finger ring, which is why they are sometimes also known as “ring shawls”.

They are very popular in the winter seasons as they are so comfortable and warm. Shawls can be worn with every outfit including jeans and a sweater for a stylish look. Shawls are often worn with the traditional shalwar kameez and a suit can be contrasted for a better look. If your outfit has bright colors, you can get a neutral shade shawl to go with it.

Shawls are available in many colors these days and shops are happy to match your different color requirements for shawls to make a stylish outfit.

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