Culture & Heritage

The culture of Vehari district is purely the local culture developed by close link with the neighboring districts. People are very simple in speaking, eating, manners and dealings. The older and elders are respected and the young are loved. Women are given proper regards. Owing to discouraging rate of literacy, people are not civilized and polite. They are straight forward, simple and hospitable.

Being villagers and farmers mostly the people of the district like to eat coarse food. Very often, it is produced by their own farms. Butter and Lussi (curd mixed with water) are considered a necessary part of the food. Guests and elders are served with tea, Beef, mutton, chicken and greens are favorite dishes of each and every. A greater part of the population works either on farms or at shops, so they enjoy a sound health. Population as compared with big cities is very little. Lack of facilities and knowledge sometimes creates health problems.

The crafts in the Vehari are of two types: the crafts produced in the rural areas and the royal crafts which flourished in the urban centers. The former include cotton textiles, basketry, embroidery etc. while the latter are tile and woodwork skills, ivory, silver and gold work, naqqashi and architectural crafts.
The hand-woven cotton cloth like khaddar is popular. The cloth woven on handlooms is either block printed or beautifully embroidered. Vehari is famous for beautiful hand-woven bed covers and embroidered shawls and shirts.