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Sindhi's have their own traditional costumes.Sindhi women wear the Shalwar kameez or the sari and the men wear the shalwar kameez or the kurta with pyjama. However the traditional clothes of Sindh can still be seen on men and women today.

Women Dress:

Lehnga choli

Before the advent of the suthan and Sindhi cholo, the traditional dress was Lehnga (jablo) choli which is still worn by women in various parts of Sindh. Women in the Tharparkar district wear a ghagra, a heavier version of the lehnga, with either a loose or fitted choli.

Cholo

The Sindhi suthan was generally joined by the Sindhi cholo (kameez), which is baggy in shape and is made in a variety of ways, including the customary method for the cholo opening at the front to the waist, with wide sleeves. The traditional cholo can reach down to the ankles. Generally ladies wear a dupatta or odani (Veil) with the Sindhi suthan and Sindhi cholo suit to cover their head and shoulders.

Modern clothing

People wear the straight cut Punjabi shalwar kameez with local prints and designs. They also wear the traditional straight cut kurta, worn in neighbouring Punjab which is getting progressively popularity in Sindh by using local embroidery with mirrors and weaving style. The local specialty of bandhani (creating patterned textiles by tying knots on fabric before it is dyed) which is started in Sindh and spread to Gujarat via Rajasthan and is also practiced in the Punjab region.

Men Dress:

Traditional Sindhi kancha (shalwar)

The Sindhi shalwar, also called kancha, can be portrayed as wide pantaloons. The traditional Sindhi shalwar is like the Gujarati kafni,extremely wide, however the Sindhi shalwar is plaited at the waist. Both garments (Kancha and kafni) are loose down to the ankles, where they are accumulated.A suthan is traditionally tight fitting around the lower legs or around the ankles.

Lungi/dhoti

The original dress of the Sindhi male was dhoti, jamo (top) and White Pagri. The traditional male lower garment includes the lungi/dhoti. Thefold around the waist keeps on being popular in the rural areas which is worn with local upper garments such as the angarkho.

Man in Sindhi long angarkho

The other outfit worn by males is the modern Sindhi suthan with the traditional Sindhi shirt which is also called angarkho, a short form of the kurta. Another one for the top is angeli which is short and left-crossed, covering the chest, the shoulders and the arms. The sleeves are long and pleated. Large and wide pleats cover the belly. The other upper garment is the traditional garment looks like a long gown.

Sindhi cap

Sindhi culture has its own variety of hat- the Sindhi cap. Sindhi cap is one of the most worn items by the traditional Sindhis. It is still worn on a daily basis by thousands of Sindhis and is also used a sign of unity with the people of Sindh.

Ajrak

The shawl style dupatta known as Ajrak is used by men and women. It is also available in the form of dresses, scarves, waistcoats, and much more. The Ajrak is used on a number of occasions and giving Ajrak as a gift to someone is considered an outmost sign of great respect.