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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Looking for a unique and unusual gift for mothers day? Try something from a different culture like a pashmina shawl or a colorful throw / dari, a quilt —. Read on…

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Marina Shawl / Large Scarf - Pakistani Shawls

The Difference between Pashmina and Marina Shawls

What is the difference between a Marina Shawl and a Pashmina Shawl? Which one to wear in which weather and which outfit. Interesting article.

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Pashmina shawl stylishly knotted around your neck

Pashmina Shawl – How would you like to wear it?

Article on the different ways to wear a Pashmina Shawl / Pashmina Scarf and how to mix and match with various outfits.

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Unique and Unusual Gifts for Men

Unique and Unusual Gifts for Men

While researching gift buying for men, I stumbled upon a site that I think offers unique and unusual gifts for men from a different culture, from the northern province of Pakistan called Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Some of their products make perfect gifts. Even though they primarily sell Pakistani clothing for men, many of their products make excellent gift choices for men from any culture. On top of that, their prices are very reasonable. Sometimes every one should buy items from other cultures – breaks the monotony and brings something new and unusual into our lives.

Here is what I think make great gifts for men from the site called

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Peshawari Chappal - street hawkers

Peshawari Chappal or Peshawari Saplai

Peshawari Chappal is the standard issue footwear of Pukhtoon men in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and the Pukhtoons of Afghanistan. Though it takes it’s name Peshawari from the city of Peshawar, nobody is quite sure of it’s origins. In fact natives don’t use the name Peshawari and simply call it ‘Saplai’, Pukhto for footwear. Non Pukhtoons call it Peshawari Chappal and have also adopted it as one of their favorite regional footwear.

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Peshawar walled city

Khyber Bazaar – Peshawar Pakistan

Sharing my memories of Khyber Bazaar, Peshawar Pakistan – it’s stores – it’s eateries –

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Sur Pul Nowshera Pakistan

Sur Pul – Nowshera Pakistan

A little nostalgia about Sur Pul Nowshera Pakistan, also called the old railway bridge

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Dari from Pakistan

Pakistani Dari – multi-colored

Dari is a multi-purpose item popular in Pakistan and India. Use it as a floor mat, a prayer mat, a bed spread or a throw. Practical and decorative.

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The Khamta Sadar

The Khamta Sadar is part of the rural Pukhtoon male attire in the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province of Pakistan. This article talks about the versatility of this centuries old favorite.

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