Northern Pakistan is full of beauty, mighty mountains and untouched landscapes. People from all around the world come to visit Pakistan to explore it’s beauty and culture and collect beautiful souvenirs for their loved ones.
Pakistan has made it to list of best holiday destinations in 2020 and we’re here to list down some of the most beautiful and meaningful souvenirs in Pakistan that represent the culture of the country and are also made by the local women residing in Northern Pakistan.
1, Handmade Shawls With Vibrant Colors
You’ll find a variety of embroidered and handmade stoles and shawls made out of wool and self-fabric with beautiful patterns and designs. Shawls represent Pakistani culture and worn by women all across Pakistan over our national dress Shalwar Kameez. Nowadays shawls are being paired up with fusion outfits with jeans and kurtis which young girls love wearing to college, university and work. These shawls are made by the women in rural areas of Pakistan and mostly by the women residing in Hunza and Swat. You’ll find a variety of them in very affordable prices and is the perfect gift for your friends and family back home.
2 Stones & Jewelry
Precious gems and stones are mined all across Northern Pakistan’s and people love to buy stones carrying certain meanings. You can get these beautiful gems made into a set including necklace, earrings and rings. There’s a variety of gems and stones including feroza, rubies, emeralds and sapphires. You don’t need to spend much, these traditional jewels adorned with phenomenal gems for ladies go with all kind of events.
3. Handmade Pouches
If you want to get the perfect present for your friends and sisters back home without spending much money. These handmade wallets and pouches made by the local women living in Hunza, Northern Pakistan will be your best buys. They are extremely affordable and come in a variety of designs representing culture with beautiful embroidery and weaves. Pakistani women play a huge role in coming up with these beautiful designs that require a lot of time and effort. So if you visit Hunza and don’t get one of these stunning handmade pouches and clutches that go perfectly with every dress, then you’re definitely missing out.
4. Traditional Hats For Men
These hats represent Pathani culture in Pakistan including Swat, Naran, Hunza, etc. Many men have been wearing these for years not just to represent culture but too also keep their heads warm during cold weather. Black, brown and beige colors are mostly available in these hats and you can easily find the perfect fit for your dad and brothers back home as a token of love from Northern Pakistan.
What’s more thoughtful than gifting than traditional pottery to your loved ones? It’s a symbol of art, history and culture all at the same time. The best souvenir especially for your mom and your grandmother since these beautiful designed pieces represent pure village life at it’s best. These clay pots are made by artist women of Chitral residing in Kalash valley. Though it is quite fragile but if you’re carrying a hard case luggage then this one can travel safely with you back home. These beautiful clay pots require months of effort and hard work by the local women of Chitral and these come in gorgeous patterns with vibrant colors.
We hope you find this article helpful and carry a bag full of beautiful souvenirs for your loved ones. Have some ideas to share? Let is know in the comments.
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