Sharwāl: (Farsi: shalvār; Synonym: Salwar, Ṣarwāl , Shalwar, salbāl, sirwāl, Khalag), pair of trousers with tapering ankles and fastened with a draw string. Believed to have originated in Central Asia it has spread since in the Indian subcontinent between c. 1st – 3rd century BCE and the Middle East from c. 12th century.