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.

One Comment

  1. Vanessa November 25, 2009

    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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