Pakistan is a densely populated multiethnic country in South Asia. Pakistan shares influences that have shaped the cultures of South Asia, with wider regional similarities extending beyond the national boundaries. Historically and culturally, Pakistan has long been associated with its neighbours Iran, Afghanistan, and India. Today it has the world’s second largest Muslim population. Today the country continues to face challenges, including poverty, illiteracy, corruption, and terrorism.
Pakistan has a rich cultural heritage, especially in the realm of literary arts such as poetry. In terms of music and dance, “bhangra” may be the most well known as it has expanded from its rural roots into a broad celebratory style. Here at Village Goods you may find carved onyx items, along with quality hand-knotted rugs.