As a chiefly rural and nomadic population, the Pashtun dress of Afghanistan and Pakistan is typically made from light linens, and are loose fitting for ease of movement. The traditional male dress includes the Khet partug. The traditional female dress is the firaq and partoog/shalwar. Many of the co-ethnic groups who live alongside the Pasthuns in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran have also adopted the dress because of comfort or popular culture.
The Pashtun dress also includes the shalwar kameez, which is differently made for males and females. Males usually wear kufi, Peshawari cap, turban or pakul as traditional headgear. Leaders sometimes wear a karakul hat, like President Hamid Karzai and former monarchs of Afghanistan. Women typically wear solid-coloured trousers, a long qemis shirt with a belt and a cotton hijab. Often they will wear an encompassing burqa over this outfit.
More elaborate and fancier dresses are detailed with gold threading, gold beads, and come in many different colors on silk fabrics. These dresses are usually worn to special occasions and weddings.
- Peshawari chappal, a type of Pashtun footwear mostly worn in the Peshawar region
- Pashtun culture
- Shalwar Kameez
- Khet partug
- Peshawari Pagri
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