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Balochistan traditions

In Balochistan the traditional economy is a blend of cereal forming, and seminomadic grouping of goats, sheep and cattle. At the shoreline some of the Balochi communities make their living from fishes in the view of Balochis business and formal trade as worthless occupation. Balochis in Karachi and other areas enjoy all the festivals and take part in the recreational activities. Those who are living in the remote areas are following some festivals, music, folk culture and dancing and enjoying their lives by making happy moments of their life. Balochi women are very famous for their art work, embroidery on their cloths. The art work of mirror on cloths is the most famous art work of Balochi culture.


In Balochisatn Balochi have two meals a day, one in the morning and one in the evening, meal for the whole family is cooked together but men and women eat their meal separately. The most essential grain is wheat but they also make use of rice and millet. Grains are converted into flour and then prepared into unleavened bread that is baked or cooked in mud oven.  In Balochi diet meat is the most important part. In Balochistan Sajji is s special dish and it is presented to honorable guests. A sheep is killed, skinned and then fixed into joints. This meat is dotted with salt; these pieces of meat are hanged on green twigs that are fixed into ground in front of burning log. When once this meat cooked then it is eaten with knife, but Balochi usually take this dish with their hands.

Milk is the most favorite drink and also made cheese, butter and buttermilk from it. In summer the most loving sharbat is “Lassi” it is made form molasses, milk and sugar. Dates are also very much liked by the Balochi people. Vegetables and wild fruit are also considered as the important part of the Balochi diet.

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