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Long red pants with overall repeating design. The design is in a Chinese style depicting trees, flowers, houses with slanted roofs, and people paddling in boats and walking near trees. The waist is created by folding over the excess material and stitching it closed, thus you are able to see the backside of the Chinese print. The waistline has been sewn in such a way that there is an opening in the centre. In this space, are several pink threads braided together with the ends loose. These threads hold the pants around the wearer’s waist. The pant cuffs have eight repeated lines of stitching.


This traditional Chitrali woman's outfit (with 2878/17 a) is made of imported shot-weave Chinese 'art silk' in a colour and style suitable for a wedding costume. Chitrali (Kho) women's everyday wear is cotton and festive clothes are predominantly synthetics. This costume was sewn by Kho tailors in the Chitral Bazaar on treadle-type sewing machines. It is executed in the traditional 1970s style - the shalwar pants are very loose fitting and gathered at the waist with a knotted rope (this is a year-round style and one that accommodates pregnancy). The pant legs and cuffs are designed wide enough to extend down to the foot, thus modestly covering the ankles. The designs on the pant cuffs and shirt cuffs are don by treadle sewing machine using repeated lines of stitching. The buttonholes on the shirt are hand finished by a tailor's assistant who trains from boyhood in the tailor's shop.

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