As a chiefly rural and nomadic population, the Pashtun dress of Afghanistan and Pakistan is typically made from light linens, and are loose fitting for ease of movement. The Pashtun dress includes local forms of the shalwar kameez, which are differently made for males and females.
The traditional male dress includes the Khet partug and Perahan wa tunban. Males usually wear kufi, Peshawari cap, turban, sindhi cap or pakul as traditional headgear. Pashtun Leaders sometimes wear a karakul hat, like former President Hamid Karzai and former monarchs of Afghanistan.
Man in Afghan clothing: Perahan tunban
Men wearing perahan tunban in the southern city of Kandahar
Pasztun - Qajsār - 001621s
The traditional female dress is the Firaq partūg. Women typically wear solid-coloured trousers, a long kamīs shirt with a belt. Sometimes they will wear an encompassing burqa over this outfit or a tsādar on their head.
More elaborate and fancier dresses are detailed with gold threading, gold beads, and come in many different colors on silk fabrics. These dresses are usually worn to special occasions and weddings.
Gallery Khet partug
Khattak Dancer wearing khet partug
Boys wearing Khet partug
Gallery Firaq partug
Afghan girls in traditional clothes
- Peshawari chappal, a type of Pashtun footwear mostly worn in the Peshawar region
- Pashtun culture
- Shalwar Kameez
- Khet partug
- Peshawari Pagri
- Perahan tunban
- Firaq partug