The dupatta is considered an essential part of traditional Pakistani dressing. The trend has not changed, but different styles of wearing the dupatta have changed now. Along with the flashy bangles and baskets and khusas on the sidewalk, the desi shopping fiesta is known for the colorful, vivid and floating dupattas, captivating eyes with the thong of women and young girls to color their dupattas, shawls and fabrics in floral colors as per the occasion, event and weather.
Dupatta Gali is famous for dyeing dupattas where the dyers get to dye different kinds of dupattas with a bunch of colours and creative patterns. Often ladies customize their own designs according to the season and occasion. Dupatta Gali, once a street, has now become a whole market, and the number of shops has increased remarkably over the past years.
While speaking with Dunya News, women visiting ahead of winter said that it was and still is their favourite place for tie and dye of their dupattas, because of its comparatively lower prices and variety of choices.
According to a vendor of dupatta gali, most of the women in Lahore prefere to dye shawls in winter though they try to remain up their business of dying dupattas in colorful patterns and unique styles to make them creatively more attractive. The in colors for dying shawls are green, blue, magenta, maroon and pink.
A Report by Mayra Butt from Lahore
Translated nd Edited by Mehreen Fatima