Saturday, October 6, 2007

Salwar Kameez

Salwar kameez is a two piece traditional garment of many south-east Asian countries like Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Salwar are loose or body hugging trousers which are tied at the waist with a string and kameez is a long shirt exceeding the ankle or shorter not exceeding the ankle length. The kameez is worn on the top of salwar. There are many patterns, cuts, designs and styles are available in salwar-kameez and it varies according to different geographical locations and climate. For example- in north part of India i.e. Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh the kameez is generally three-quarter or full sleeves with the dupatta worn on head as a scarf. The salwar is sewn in many patterns like Punjabi salwar, patiala, churidar, etc. This dress is usually accompanied by dupatta. Also it is found either in the form of ready to stitch dress materials or ready-made i.e. already stitched and finished. It comes in a great variety of fabrics to choose from, right from expensive material to cheap daily wear fabrics.