Shawls aka chadars are omniscient of every regional culture of Pakistan it includes. Each regional culture of the country has different names for these shawls, and are considered as an important part of the wearing and clothing.
Apart from styling and beyond looks, these are also considered as a symbol of respect and a sign of dignity. These can be gifted as a token of appreciation and humbleness, or a way to express the love. These are some common ‘chadars of Pakistan’ we all would love to have, at least one in our collections
The handicraft skills of Balochistan are ancestral which have been passed from one generation to the other. These art pieces are created by the womenfolk. They do not have to go out of their houses for work. They attend to do their household work and in the sphere, they produce handicrafts that add to their family income.
These chadars include minor thread and mirror works. The base color is usually soft along with bright threads. Baluchi women usually carry them in events and occasions, and also casually. But, it is comparatively a simple one. However, we all love carrying colorful chadars! Don’t we?
Ajrak is a unique form of block printed shawls and tiles found in Sindh, Pakistan; Kutch, Gujarat; and Barmer, Rajasthan in India. These shawls display special designs and patterns made using block printing by stamps. Over the years, ajraks have become a symbol of the Sindhi culture and traditions.
Ajraks are made all over Sindh, especially in Matiari, Hala, Bhit Shah, Moro, Sukkur, Kandyaro, Hyderabad, and many cities of Upper Sindh and Lower Sindh. Sindhi Ajrak, along with Sindhi cap, is bestowed upon the guests as an honor. This serves two purposes. First, it makes the guest feel comfortable with the host. Secondly, it allows the guest to appreciate the Sindhi Culture.
Kashmir shawl, also spelled Cashmere, type of woolen shawl woven in Kashmir. According to tradition, the founder of the industry was Zayn-ul-ʿĀbidīn, a 15th-century ruler of Kashmir who introduced weavers from Turkistan.
Kashmir shawls are woven partly or wholly from goat hair called pashm. In the 19th century, shawls were classified as pashm shāla (made from the hair of domesticated goats) and aslī tūsh (made from the hair of wild goats). By this time, Kashmir shawls had also become fashionable even in Europe.
These authentic shawls are now easily available even in various regions of Punjab, so plan to buy in stock, during Murree visits.
Well, these are some prints we would love to carry and! Surely gonna grab one(x infinite) on our next visit.