Thursday, February 28, 2008
Muslim women wear burqa (or burkha), an outer fabric worn over regular clothing to cloak their body, when going outside. Christian women when going out wear the traditional sari (or saree), which is mostly worn nowadays by older generation. The younger set wear mostly shalwar kameez, which is a set of loose trousers or what they refer to as pajamas and a long blouse with a high slit to accommodate movement. I have paired a kameez with my jeans and was surprised to see a couple of locals attired the same way.