People used to cover them by using those traditional beautiful shawls, available at the different markets in Federal Capital and Rawalpindi. Instead a fact that, prices vary according to the work has been done on the stuff, men, women both are seen purchasing shawls in the shops located in Super market and Jinnah Super market Islamabad, saddar, commercial market in Rawalpindi.
A shopkeeper of Maharaja Handicraft that his bussiness is on rise as sale of shawls is getting momentum due to prevailing cold and dry weather.
“The exquisite shawls, famous for their intricate geometrical designs, carry special significance and depict the designs and colours on the walls of Kashmiri tradition though few are simple and plain,” a student Fayyaz Khan said.
A smoky ambience covers many shops and pavements of the city in various main markets. “Beautiful traditional and contemporary pashmina shawls in pastel colours have come out of the closet or being bought from shops.
Shawls are a part of the traditional attire of shalwar kameez irrespective of men or women,” a resident of sector G-7 Kareem ullah said. The hand-woven soft multicoloured shawls, dyed with natural colours and famous for their finesse and warmth, are available at the outlets.
A buyer Samina Ali informed that she used to wear Kashmiri Pashmina shawls for so many years and buy it every year because it sets a new trend in vogue.