Saraiki Patka is a traditional headgear worn by men in the Saraiki culture. It is a type of turban that is typically made from a long piece of cloth, which is wrapped around the head and tied in a specific way. Patkas are usually worn on special occasions, such as weddings and festivals, and are considered an important part of Saraiki traditional attire. They are typically made of cotton or silk and can be decorated with intricate designs and patterns, or adorned with beads and other embellishments. Patkas are not only a symbol of Saraiki culture, but also a symbol of respect and honor.
Patka is worn as headwear in most parts of the Sub-continent. In the Saraiki region, Patka is used as traditionally worn. This is special for men’s dresses. And it is cultural wear but it is not Religious. It is deferent than other parkas(pagri, shumla, Dastar). Most colour of Patka is white but black and blue patkas are also very popular in Saraiki wasaib. Once upon a time, it is used communally. but nowadays it’s usage is low than past. But it is used in many parts of Saraiki wasaib. Patka dress is known as honourable and respectable dress in the rural area. It is also known for the specific symbol Region chief. In the panchayat, Region Chief must wear Patka. And Peak of Patka is very height than other people of the panchayat. In panchayat Chief do justice but the Panchayat system ends in most parts of the Saraiki region. Today it is looking at Eid, any Festival and events. Many Saraiki families have a lot of interest in patka. But these are low in quantity. Multani Patka is very popular in the world. Saraiki Patka has its own style and the Method of wear is very different. In the parts of the Saraiki region, the Styles of Patkas are different but those are representing their various region. But the cause of Patka is one and the Saraiki nation is one.
Today Patka is losing its identity. It is feared, that this fashion is near to end. It is a traditional symbol of Saraiki. People also are not taking interest in the usage of Patka. It was representing the people of Saraiki wasaib. But now people are ignoring it. But remember, Patka is making celebrities and personalities of people but these days it is very costly. it is saving sun heat and keeps the head cool. We should try to save patka because it is our culture and we should show our love to save it.