Children of Kalash tribe in Kalash valley in N. Pakistan. A major attraction of Chitral are the Kalash valleys, home of the Kafir-Kalash or 'Wearers of the Black Robes', a primitive pagan tribe. Their ancestry is enveloped in mystery & is the subject of controversy. Legend says five soldiers of the legions of Alexander of Macedonia settled in Chitral & are the progenitors of the Kafir-Kalash. The Kalash women wear black gowns of coarse cloth in summer & hand-spun wool dyed in black in winter.
Kalash women The Kalash (Nuristani: Kasivo) or Kalasha, are an ethnic group of the Hindu Kush mountain range, residing in the Chitral district of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. They speak the Kalash language, a member of the Dardic family of Indo-Aryan.