The people of Balochistan have always been very mythical and mysterious to the rest of Pakistan – you never know enough about the history and culture of the Baloch who reside in Pakistan.
There are a lot of misconceptions about the beautiful people of Balochistan and the enriched province itself. Baloch people have a strong sense of respect for the culture their forefathers left them with, and they do everything in their power to carry it on for the generations who are to follow.
Shughal has decided show a soft and positive image of the absolutely amazing Baloch people and their extraordinary culture.
1. The Baloch have a sharp sense of cultural dressing with turbans and long shalwars
2. The Baloch dress their children in the typical cultural “Balochis” outfits – a sense of pride and beauty
3. Every Baloch Sardar offers his people the “Kacheri” and “Haal-a-waal” system to solve their worries and problems
4. Baloch people love playing their cultural games – this is a glimpse of the Balochi game “Hashti” (other games include Chauk and Ji)
5. Baloch men spend their festivities inside a traditional “Balochi Deewan” or a “Gidaan” – covered with cultural carpeting
6. A traditional Balochi bag called the “Jamagdan” – the women use it as a purse, with difficult traditional embroidery sewn on it
7. A water cooler used by the Baloch people known as a “Mashak” – convenient to fill, it stores water and keeps it cooler than a fridge
8. A Baloch festivity is not complete without the mouth-watering “Sajji” and “Kaak Roti” – lamb prepared around fire
9. The Baloch never shy out of their traditional dances in cultural dresses – the dances are known as “Leva” and “Chaap”
10. A Baloch gracefully pulls off the combo of a long “Balochi Gherr Shalwaar” and “Marri Cut Balochi Chabbay” – so enriching!
11. The Baloch embroidery is famous all over the world – here’s a briefcase covered with traditional embroidery
12. A glimpse of traditional Baloch weapons and items passed on by their forefathers.. in mint condition
13. Baloch women wear traditional jewelry on special occasions, including the heavy “tawk”
14. Baloch women wear their “Balochi” outfits, almost on a regular basis – Hand embroiled work that takes months to make.. beautiful!
15. Baloch are famous for their hospitality and at a “Balochi dawat” – nobody goes home hungry!
It’s about time the rest of Pakistan shortens the gap that has been created between Baloch and them. We hope the simple, yet extraordinarily beautiful culture of the Baloch people impressed you. 🙂