offers you a unique opportunity to understand the ways of the people of
Kashmir especially with respect to their clothing. As far as the clothing
is concerned the phiran is a commonly worn garment. It is a gown usually
made of wool and has a lot of embroidery work done on it. These gowns are
decorated with colorful floral motifs and designs.
and travel to the picturesque and beautiful Kashmir can be a special
treat as most people on the streets can be seen wearing the tradition
gown or the phiran. Both men and women find it easy and comfortable to
wear these phirans as they are very warm and loose and can accommodate hot
water bags or little earthen pots with burning coal. This arrangement
helps these people to stay warm in the extremely cold climate.
is very popular for its Pashmina shawls. These shawls are made from the
traditional woolen textile. This woolen textile is obtained from the
mountain goat. These shawls have intricate thread work done on them.
These shawls have work done on both the sides. Kashmiri embroidery is
called kasida. The special feature of the kasida work is that it is done
in such a manner that the patterns appear in a uniform fashion on both
sides of the fabric. The Kashmiri stoles are very popular. Many Kashmiri
women who follow Islam wear the abaya. Tours and travel to the Kashmir
region usually tempts tourists to go on shopping sprees.
women have a fetish for silver jewelry. Most Kashmiri women wear silver
chains with heavy pendants with intricate work done on them. They wear
heavy silver earnings. The traditional earring is huge, made of silver
and usually available in bell shaped variations. Men wear coats made of
camel hair, cashmere and brocade.
Hub offers you details of the type of clothes and jewelry worn by the
people of Kashmir.