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Pomak Brides

 As far as the bride’s white face is concerned, Ribnovo locals have their own legend: In earlier times boys would go with their fathers into the mountains to herd sheep, only returning to the village when they were ready to get married. Since this rough lifestyle afforded them only minimal experience with women, they somehow had to learn to be gentle. Thus, the groom’s first task after the wedding – then as now – is to carefully wash his wife’s face with milk.

http://www.pomak.eu/en/content/pomak-wedding-celebration-ribnovo

All images above © Boryana Katsarova found at http://photos.caixin.com/2012-10-09/100445040_1.html

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Final touches to the image of the Bulgarian ethnic group of the bride Pomaks. (Valentina Petrova - AFP : Getty Images)

This picture taken on October 30, 2009, shows Silvia Bakalova, a Bulgarian Muslim bride from the Pomak ethnic group, attended to by unidentified guests during her wedding ceremony in the village of Draginovo, 100 kms southeast of Sofia. During the Communist regime religious rituals were not tolerated, and Muslims were forced to integrate into Bulgaria's largely Christian Orthodox population, pressing them to abandon their religious rituals or from wearing their traditional outfits. Despite the persecutions Bulgarian speaking Muslims in southern Bulgaria have managed to keep their winter marriage ceremony alive. AFP PHOTO / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV (Photo credit should read NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Found at http://www.chariweb.com/2012/03/color-wedding-ceremonies-of-world.html

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African marriage rituals

 

Berber Mother and Daughter, Morocco  Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. Conveying blessings and bittersweet good-byes, a Berber mother in Morocco plants a kiss on her daughter’s knee as she gives her in marriage to a man more than twice her age. Days of feasting will weave into nights of singing and dancing for the bride, who has captured the liver—the Berber embodiment of love—of the man sworn to protect her.

Berber Mother and Daughter, Morocco Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. Conveying blessings and bittersweet good-byes, a Berber mother in Morocco plants a kiss on her daughter’s knee as she gives her in marriage to a man more than twice her age. Days of feasting will weave into nights of singing and dancing for the bride, who has captured the liver—the Berber embodiment of love—of the man sworn to protect her.

 

Maasai Wedding Day, Kenya  Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. A single tear marks the moment of farewell for lavishly beaded Nosianai as she leaves her family home in the Loita Hills of southern Kenya. Wedding-day tears may express true sadness among Maasai girls, who submit to arranged marriages with much older men whom they barely know.

Maasai Wedding Day, Kenya Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. A single tear marks the moment of farewell for lavishly beaded Nosianai as she leaves her family home in the Loita Hills of southern Kenya. Wedding-day tears may express true sadness among Maasai girls, who submit to arranged marriages with much older men whom they barely know.

 

Rashaida Bride, Eritrea Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher Veiled behind an elaborate mask called a burga, a Rashaida bride stays in seclusion before her wedding. The Muslim Rashaida are Bedouin merchants and camel breeders, originally from Saudi Arabia, who keep to themselves and marry only their own.

Rashaida Bride, Eritrea Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. Veiled behind an elaborate mask called a burga, a Rashaida bride stays in seclusion before her wedding. The Muslim Rashaida are Bedouin merchants and camel breeders, originally from Saudi Arabia, who keep to themselves and marry only their own.

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/african-marriage-rituals/

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Kimiko Yoshida

 

Kimiko Yoshida - 04 The Golden Yoruba Bride, Nigeria. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 23 The Blue Wari Bride with a Mortuary Head of a Pre-Columbian Mummy with Human Hair, 1,400-1,100 years before present, Amazonia. Self-portrait, 2005 C-print mounted on aluminium and acryl 120 x 120 cm Courtesy of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Kimiko Yoshida - 23 The Blue Wari Bride with a Mortuary Head of a Pre-Columbian Mummy with Human Hair, 1,400-1,100 years before present, Amazonia. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 32 The Yanomami Bride with a Tembe Neck Ornament and a Kayapo Headdress, Amazon, Brazil. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 32 The Yanomami Bride with a Tembe Neck Ornament and a Kayapo Headdress, Amazon, Brazil. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 34 The Karaja Bride with an Urubu Kaapor Labret Ornament, Amazon, Brazil. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 34 The Karaja Bride with an Urubu Kaapor Labret Ornament, Amazon, Brazil. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 42bis The Palestinian Bride from Hebron, Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 42bis The Palestinian Bride from Hebron, Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 43 The Berber Bride, Morocco, early XX th Century. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 43 The Berber Bride, Morocco, early XX th Century. Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 43bis The Golden Bride from Fez, Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida - 43bis The Golden Bride from Fez, Self-portrait, 2005

Kimiko Yoshida from her 2005 self portraits.

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