Khet partug

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Khet partug
Mother's day in Afghanistan 2010.jpg
Boys wearing khet partug
Type Dress
Introduced Historical

Khet partug (Pashto: خت پړتوګ‎, khət paṛtūg), or khat partoog, is a type of shalwar kameez traditionally worn in Afghanistan and the mostly Pashtun dominated parts of western and northwestern Pakistan.[1]



The khet is the upper garment which is loose and slightly tightened at the waist and is more like a tunic or a robe, similar to a smock with wide sleeves and reach below the knees.[2][3] The khet does not traditionally have side slits,[4] and is worn with a belt at the waist.[5]


The partug is the lower garment which is very loose and full of pleats, with folds all around the waist and made of yards of material.[6] Khet partug is also similar to the costume worn by men dancing the attan.[7]

The khet partug is different from the perahan tunban (Persian: پیراهن و تنبان‎‎ pērāhan wa tunbān).

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  2. ^ Elphinstone, Mountstuart (1815) An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and Its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India: Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History of the Dooraunee Monarchy [1]
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  4. ^ Voice of America (13.06.2012)
  5. ^ Cultural Dresses
  6. ^ Sadana, Ravi (1999) The Three Verbs of Being
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