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What to buy in Pakistan?

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scoobysnax · 07/03/2004 09:34

Dp is off to Pakistan on business next week - is there anything I should ask him to buy whilst he's over there?
I think they do great carpets but am thinking of something less expensive & easier to carry - any ideas?

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lailag · 07/03/2004 09:56

I'll ask dh when he comes home from work. Hope dp is good in haggling for the price!!!!


prufrock · 07/03/2004 09:57

Pashminas. I know theyre not as fashionable now but I can't live without mine. We have an office in Mumbai and every time somebody comes over I get them to bring me new ones - just got a beautiful dusky pink hand emroidered one for £30. Make sure he gets the best quality he can find, nothing more than 10% silk.


lailag · 07/03/2004 18:20

sorry, didn't get much help from dh, "depends on where he goes",they have some handicraft stuff but lot of it of poor quality.


bossykate · 07/03/2004 18:34

i think pashminas are an excellent idea. they've become classics now - they're beyond fashion now, like opaque tights.


zebra · 07/03/2004 18:40

Something I bought DD (age then 18 months) in the local Sari shop -- was a little embroidered (beads and sequins and things) skirt-suit. It was £12 and friends assure me I should have paid less, so what do they cost in their countries of origin? It's stunning and people always comment and ask where I got it. I imagine you could buy some similarly beautiful embroidered and beautiful fabric trouser- and skirt-suits for girl children in Pakistan for almost nothing.


lailag · 07/03/2004 18:47

now you can see how useful dh is, doesn't really know what pashminas are...
agrees there is nicely embroidered cloths available
mentioned also about the haggling; half the price first then do the real bargaining


scoobysnax · 07/03/2004 18:59

dp is going to a few different cities - not sure his haggling is up to much though!
Pashmina is a great idea, although now of course I don't know which colour to ask for!

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