Sunday, February 27, 2011

Afghan Clothing and Fashion

Afghan people basically wearing shalwar kameez and Afghan Paghry. Cotton and wool are the main material used in Afghanistan and these are woven and dyed and made into garments by each family or group.

The men wearing a thigh-length, long-sleeved Kameez i mean shirt which is belted at the waist with a skirt effect to the lower half. A sleeveless waistcoat is worn over the shirt and there are loose fitting white trousers. Another form of dress is the long-sleeved, ankle-length 'chupan'. This is a long coat made in wool, often white in colour and worn by the mountain peopl in the winter season. The chupan is worn over loosely fitting jackets and trousers, or is wrapped round the body like a cloak. There is also a similar type of coat which is made in stripes of darkish colours.

Young girls go bareheaded, but women cover their heads with long headscarves, the colors varying according to the groups to which they belong. The scarves are tied round the head, leaving a long end hanging down the back, which can be drawn across the face. A white headscarf signifies the married status. In the Taliban's rule all the women wearing Burka. Without wearing Burka they cannot allow to go out from home. Talibans have strict regulations in this case.

Women wearing the Chadri/burka, which covers a woman from head to foot. with a latticed slit for the eyes, is made of cotton in shades of blue, brown, black. In the rural parts, women working on the land dispense with this, but cover their faces in the presence of a stranger. The women near Pakistan's border wear long, full trousers, often red in color, with a loose, long-sleeved tunic dress, rather like the kameez, together with a draped headscarf.

In the winter, they take thick woolen, hand-knitted stockings are worn with leather boots. Children and adults wear sandals or a form of boot as protection against the rough mountainous ground or earth. The hide comes from the Yak, which is found throughout the highlands of central Asia. In the cities, the open toe sandals is very common and sometimes shoes with up-pointed toes are seen. There are various forms of headgear which include the large turbans with a long end hanging down the back, neat around astrakhan hats, woolen knitted hats and large fur sheepskin hats.

Wazir Khan

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