This is a traditional Chitrali cap for men.
This Pakol is also known as Pakul or Chitrali topi from Chitral.
It is a soft, round-topped men's hat, made of sheep wool.
It has light brownish color, a color similar to wood or earth.
Before it is fitted, it resembles a bag with a round and flat bottom.
The wearer rolls up the sides nearly to the top, forming a thick band, which then rests on the head like a beret or cap.
It is seen as a hat of the Pashtuns, but also other ethnic groups of the Hindukush like Panjshiris, Chritralis, who commonly wear it.
The cap also comes in white, gray, and different shades of brown.
Because of the woolen material, the pakol is basically a cold weather cap.
In particularly chilly weather of Chitral, the cap can be unrolled and pulled down over the ears, like a ski cap.
Worn this way, it may look sloppy but is effective against the cold.
Some people use such caps on special events or parties.
It is traced back to Islamic culture, and originated in tribal areas of Pakistan.
Such caps are commonly used in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Nowadays, old Chitrali caps are the most durable and demanding fabric products.
The design of the cap is unique, and has enough power of attraction to mesmerize and hypnotize the viewers.
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