Belly Dance Pattern #34 - Ahmed's Chalwar by Atira
Chalwar are the draped pantaloons worn by men in North Africa and the Middle East. The chalwar fit tight around the ankle and lower part of the leg with a wide pleated and draped upper portion with gathers around the waist. For dress occasion the chakwar are made in fine black wool or silk trimmed with black braid over all seams. The chalwar are worn with a white cotton or cream silk kurta (shirt) with the hizaam or kusak (a wide silk sash, many yards long, wrapped around the waist). Separate cutting lines given for short, average, and tall.