Punjabi clothes are very much popular not in the state of Punjab but all over India and abroad. The most common Punjabi cloth is the salwar kameez. The origin of modern day salwar kameez has it roots in the many other cultures as well but the Punjabi influence has enriched the dress into the fine dress material that it is today.
The most popular form of Punjabi salwar kameez is the Patiala salwar kameez. The specialist of this kind of salwar kames lies in the salwar. The salwar is usually an extremely baggy and pleated one. It is complemented by a kameez that is short in length usually up to the knees. This forms the basic structure of the dress but then there are many variations which only add to the beauty of the dress.
Patiala salwar kameezes often come with rich embroidery works i.e. Kantha Embroidery, Kasuti Embroidery, Soof Embroidery, Phulkari Embroidery, Rabari Embroidery, Mirror Embroidery. Sequins, Zari or Zardozi Embroidery , form other important embellishments for the dress material. Tough the dress typically belongs to Punjab but is hugely popular in other parts of India. Different kinds of fabrics are used for making patialas. Some of the common fabrics that are used for making of patialas are silk and satin. The patialas are usually of very bright color and that makes them all the more beautiful.
Punjabi clothes include other kinds of salwar kameezes as well. The churidar salwar kameez is also popular Punjabi cloth. The churidar salwar kameez have tight fitting salwars with a number of pleats towards the end. Punjabi clothes have played an important role in bloom of Indian fashion industry.