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|Made from 100% wool in
Afghanistan & Pakistan from camel or sheep wool. The pakol (also
spelled pakul or pakoul) or Afghan wool hat is commonly worn by
people in Afghanistan, North West Frontier of Pakistan, other
areas of Pakistan such as Gilgit and Hunza. It is also worn in
parts of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. In India, it is most popular
in the Indian states of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
The Pakol is a soft, round-topped Afghan men's hat. Women
generally don't wear the Pakol hat but if you see any of them
wearing one, its usually the embroidered pakol. Before it is
fitted, it resembles a bag with a round, 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 comes in a
variety of colors: red, brown, light brown, chocolate brown, cream (ivory),
green, gray and black. The most
popular pakol wearer was the Afghan rebel Commander
Ahmad Shah Masood who fought
the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan (1979–1989).
It keeps your head warm, wears comfortably and shapes easily
to you head.