In recent years, the Punjabi suthan suit has been revived. The outfit includes the Patiala salwar and the Saraiki shalwar suits of the Punjab region. Nawab Muhammad Of Bahawalpur wearing a loose Bahawalpuri salwar. From 17th to 19th Century A. Rawalpindi District v.
Elsewhere in India and PakistanMuslim communities have traditionally worn the style of salwar worn by the Mughals combining them with Mughal upper garments such as the jamma. Older Punjabi women wore churidar pajamma and long kurta. The word suthan is derived from the Sanskrit word svasthana,  which means tight fitting trousers which in turn is derived from the Central Asian word Samstamni. Punjabi women wore the suthan with a kurta, kurti, kameez  or jhaga. Men also wear the Pathani suit. The kurti can be front opening from below the neck to the waist, or cover the back but leave the stomach exposed with some styles fastening at the back.
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The traditional female dress is the sari but women also wear the Punjabi salwar suit. The material used for the suthan is traditionally coloured cotton with silk lines going down and is called sussi. Punjabi clothing Punjab region. The Khet is the tunic, similar to a robe and the partoog is the Afghanistan salwar, with multiple pleats. Sometimes women replaced the suthan with a churidar pajamma, a tradition noted by Baden-Powell in in his book Hand-book of the Manufactures and Arts of the Punjab  which would then be covered with a Punjabi Ghagra when going outdoors. People in Jammu have changed the traditional attire from the peshwaj flowing to the ankles  to the kurta and Dogri suthan. The salwar is similar to pajamas or pants, wide at the top and tightened loosely around the ankles with hard material, called paunchay.