Village Wedding 16: Man and Wife

On Ayşegül’s arrival at Eren’s family’s home, the couple join together to enter the house’s bridal chamber privately for the first time as a couple, while a female relative anoints the mantle of the door frame with butter. After a symbolic two or three minutes in the bridal chamber, the new couple emerge to everybody’s happy applause. Ayşegül is unveiled for the first time since the wedding began, and without a headscarf in public for the only time in her adult life.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, ISO-200, f/10, 1/40 sec.

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~ by anatolianimage on November 19, 2009.

One Response to “Village Wedding 16: Man and Wife”

  1. Amongst the Mesketian (or Ahiska) Turks that have resettled to the US, the bride anoints the front door of her new home with honey.

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