Saturday, April 13, 2013

Fancy Afghani and Kuchi style frocks

Pashtuns and Afghans have a very rich traditional culture. Their colorful dresses and frocks are very much popular. They looks very fabulous and gorgeous. Usually pure Afghani dresses are difficult to find because they have left with fewer outlets in Peshawar where you can purchase good quality fabric of these colorful dresses both ready to wear and also on order. There was a time when Afghanistan people migrated to Pakistan during 1980,s. It was a time, when Peshawar and the adjacent areas of the north west in Pakistan were inhabited with these immigrants. Immigrations always leads to acculturation where two different cultures mix together. In such situation the locals people adopt some of the the new culture's patterns according to its needs and interest. Mostly people do adopt the fashion trends especially in dresses, though Pashtuns of northwest of Pakistan and Afghanistan already share same values and traditions. Still Afghani's have a very brilliant place in designing the handicrafts such as traditional dresses, the hand bags and different kinds of tribal jewelry. Here i am going to share some of the beautiful frocks i found in Peshawar, though i was looking quite long for them and finally i found all the stuff under one roof.

 Traditional Pashtun dress of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, tribal areas and Afghanistan are usually loose fitted. Belts are used to tighten up according to one's adjustment. How ever there is bit difference between Fancy Afghani frocks and the Kuchi style.Word "Koochi" is basically Pashto language word, which mean "nomadic". They are usually made of printed linen and bit rough and tough.

Fancy frocks are worn on special occasions and weddings,made from brocade, velvet rich colors.These frocks are adorn with different kinds of traditional accessories. Such as different kinds of laces, silver studs with rich blue, pink colors, diamntes and motif.

Traditional handbags for girls
Traditional style handbag

Tribal jewelry

Kuchi style frocks, bit roughly stitched as compared to the more sophisticated and fancy frocks. These are deliberately cut and stitched roughly because it is a nomadic style. The women worn such dresses usually lives in far away rural areas and mostly associated with grazing the cattle.


  1. Wow! lovely...
    These are in fashion these days..

  2. hi Kiran, oh how gorgeous are these clothes, so colorful !
    and the jewels ! wonderful post !
    wish you a happy weekend

  3. Wow, wonderful clothes and jewellry. I love this special patterns and colors. Awesome !
    Best regards, Synnöve

  4. VERY NICE COLLECTION my dear friend Kiran!!!
    Nice dress, with bright colors and nice ACCESSORIES!
    I love everything sidewalk!
    Good weekend and many greetings!

    YG.I collection of currencies of thy brother, very interesting!

  5. What deserves most is the content, that is the woman who wears them !
    Love from Glyfada, Greece.

  6. What deserves most is the content, that is the woman who wears them !!!

  7. Wow! This are wonderful. When I see this I think we are a bit boring dressed up here in north. Wish I could wearing one of this dress:-)

  8. Thanks Kiran for showing these beautifully vibrant dresses in all the different designs, I can imagine wearing one of these creations would make you feel wonderful.

  9. Beautiful dresses, for every woman is a true delight!
    Many greetings!

  10. Son todos muy bonitos y exóticos. Gracias por permitirme conocer culturas tal lejanas.

    Un abrazo.

  11. Muito bom o seu espaço aqui no seu blog.
    Objetos interessante e variados.

    Obrigada pela visita e comentário.
    Bons Dias!

  12. Beautiful endeed. What lovely colours.

  13. wow! amazing and very rich dresses!

    Have a great week!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

  14. Beautiful colours! Very interesting post, Kiran!

  15. Though they did a lot of work on it, but girls wearing these type of dresses always look scary to me.

  16. Hola, Kiran!!!...has realizado un reportaje muy completo e instructivo, al igual que el anterior de las monedas...muy bueno!!!

    Muchas gracias por tu comentario...por cierto, esa estatua es de la Diosa Cibeles y su historia es muy interesante...míralo en Google, ja,jajaaa!!!

    Un abrazo, amigo!!! ;)

  17. Beautiful colors and designs, I enjoyed seeing the traditional dresses, nice pictures!

  18. Preciosos vestidos típicos y complementos; el colorido es una maravilla.
    Gracias por publicarlo.
    Un cordial saludo.

  19. Ciao Kiran, are extraordinarily beautiful these traditional clothes with their colors and their superior workmanship, it is pleasing look!
    A hug from Italy and good weekend!

  20. Beautiful dresses, lovely color combination.

  21. So many wonderful and colorful clothes. Love it! Thank you for sharing. :-)


  22. Hello, Kiran palwasha.

     Your work is embraced in your gentleness.
     Sharing a moment of peace.
     It is a joy for all.

     Your heart warm message in the cold.
     I always give mind of thanks to you.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

  23. What beautiful colors. I think I would be comfortable in the Kuchi style frocks. Wishing you a wonderful week and many blessing to you.

  24. Salamz I followed ur blog through a comment u made on areej usmans blog. U inquired about the maybelline bb cream which I'm sure the lovely areej answered your query. Just in case I'll let u know I got it from al fatah islamabad which is located in centaurs mall
    I have to say your blog is a gem of information.i wish I knew about it sooner. I'll be reading each and every post from the start. Love love love ur blog. The Kuchi afghan dresses are divine. Reminds me of when in Quetta we used to go on long drives and always came across gypsy afghan huts with their women dressed in all the colors of the rainbow.
    Drop by my lil blogs sometime. Pandoras box for fragrance reviews :)
    Sorry for the loooong comment but it has been a long time since I got this excited about a blog. Great work!!!


  25. Hello, Kiran palwasha.

    Lovely and heartwarming your works..

    Thank you for your visit.
    I thank for your usual and hearty support.
    The prayer for all peace.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

  26. Replies
    1. Sorry Naila. i doesn't deal these frocks.

  27. Where is your shop in Quetta? Please tell me your shop address

  28. Where is your shop in Quetta? Please tell me your shop address.



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