Salwar or Shalwar is cloth worn from the midriff to the ankles, covering both legs independently. Its the lower-garment of the Shalwar kameez suit which is extensively- worn in South Asia. Its known for its lively tinges, rich fabrics, and embroidery. Its also the public dress of Pakistan, and since the after 1960s with the salwar being used in government services in Pakistan.The outfit has been a part of Punjabi tradition for centuries. Salwar can be distinguished to the Punjabi suthan which is shorter than the salwar. Salwar began in Central Asia and its use spread to South Asia.