Punjabi Kurta DefinitionSource(Google.com.pk)
Punjabi Kurta is a unique Indian Kurti style worn extensively by women of Punjab (India) and Sindh province (Pakistan). A well made Kurti with suitable designs and fittings reflect the taste of the woman wearing it. For this very reason, Punjabi women make their choice with care and passion. While a casual Punjabi kurta has bright colours and tends to be attractive, party wears are only spectacular and spellbinding in their attributes.
Punjabi kurta is one of the major Indian tunic styles which also appeals to major ethnicities across the globe. The salwar that accompanies these Indian Kurti types are usually of pastel shade with sequins or floral resham embroidery patterns. The dupatta for these kurtas vary with age of the woman and the purchasing power. These kurtis are worn by few Punjabi women with Baggy salwars of bell bottom types.
Young Punjabi women are highly aesthetic enough to determine their own design and pattern. Punjabi Kurta has a high back neck, irrespective of its length. During wedding seasons, mothers can ensure that their teen daughters are adorned in the best of these Kurtis. Women feel very comfortable wearing tasteful Kurtis in their households. This has made the Punjabi Kurta a household wear as well. The creativity of the weaver and textile trader has encouraged a plethora of designs in the classic Indian Kurti from Punjab.
With the passage of time Pakistanis are adapting modern dress and cultural clothing, especially in big countries.In regional clothing, Balochi people wear shalwar kameez of thick cloth with very wide shalwar to prevent themselves from the hot wind of dry Sulaiman Range and Kharan Desert. They wear Balochi turban made of a very long cloth, often in white color to prevent their head from sun rays.Sindhi people wear shalwar kameez with traditional Sindhi cap and Ajrak of beautiful designs which are made locally.Punjabi men wear simple shalwar kameez, Kurta Shalwar and Dhoti kurta according to Punjabi climate. Turban of a thin cloth is also used with Shalwar Kameez especially in rural areas of Punjab where it is called Pagri. Khussa is also used with Dhoti Kurta. In Pashtun dress, people wear traditional Peshawari Chappal in feet and Pakul with Shalwar kameez. Kashmiri people use Pheran, Shahmina, Shahtoosh and Jamavar which makes them warm in the cold climate of Kashmir.Women's clothingPakistani Model displaying Traditional Dress in a Fashion Shalwar kameez
The most favorite dressing among Pakistani women is shalwar kameez which is worn in different styles, colors and designs especially the front part of kameez is decorated with different styles and designs of embroidery. It is worn with different sleeve length, shirt length, necklines and different types of shalwars like patiala salwar, churidar pajama and simple trouser. Kurta is also worn by women in latest designs. Dupatta is an essential part of shalwar kameez and considered a symbol of woman's respect.It is used with different embroidery designs of Kamdani and Gota.Other traditional dresses.The term Pakistani clothing refers to the ethnic clothing that is typically worn by individuals in the country of Pakistan and by the People of Pakistani descent. Pakistani clothes express the Culture of Pakistan, the Demographics of Pakistan and regional Cultures which include Punjabi culture, Sindhi culture, Balochi culture, Pashtun culture and Kashmiri culture. Dress in each regional culture reflect weather conditions, way of living and distinctive style which gives it a unique identity among all cultures.
Pakistani dressing has similarities with Indian dressing because of pre-partition culture which was shared by these nations for thousand years but the religious factor was always there which makes a difference. Traditional Pakistani dressing also shares similarities between the ethnic groups of central Asia and ethnicities of the Iranian plateau such as the Turkic ethnic groups (i.e. Khazakhs, Uzbeks, Turkmens) and Iranic ethnic groups (Tajiks, Khorasani Persians and Pashtoons), that have been separate from the cultures of modern day Pakistan during the Durand agreement between Afghanistan and the British raj