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Winter is coming: Tie-dye business in Dupatta Gali thrives ahead of chilling weather

(WebDesk/DunyaNews) – Whatever the occasion is, ladies in Lahore don’t miss to sneak a peak in Dupatta Gali of Lahore’s most happening marketplace, Liberty Market.

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 in Lahore. Photo: Screenshot

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.

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Dupatta Gali is women s favourite place for tie and dye of their dupattas, because of its comparatively lower prices and variety of choices. Photo: Screenshot

Folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling of dupattas are the common and captivating sights of Dupatta Gali where different varieties of dyes with a very variant range of prices are available.

With the onset of winters, women head to the narrow streets of the liberty market with their dupattas, shawls, scarves and other fabrics to color in the shades of latest trends, designs and styles.

Folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling of dupattas are the common and captivating sights of Dupatta Gali. Photo: Screenshot

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.

Lahore’s Dupatta Gali is one of the oldest and, naturally, the most famous markets in the city, the uniquely dyed dupattas of which have earned the market its name.

For more, watch Dunya News report on Dupatta Gali,

A Report by Mayra Butt from Lahore

Translated nd Edited by Mehreen Fatima