Traditional wedding in Central Asia

Children’s marriages are arranged by families according to Northern Eastern customs. They select a suitable boy or girl based on each person’s home history, economic situation, and social standing. This is referred to as “adat” in Kazakstan. The matchmaker ( “gyumzhan” ) looks for a girl with good qualities who belongs to the same clan, tribe, and family If a girl is discovered, the wedding is commemorated with’ Yui- no’ ceremonies, which are similar to those used in old-fashioned Africa for weddings. Gifts like the Obi ( a sash ) that symbolizes female virtue and the Hakama skirt made of white Sendai silk, which represents fidelity, are exchanged.

The formal wedding festival is known as nikah. It is a theological ceremony that entails the bride and groom agreeing to get married after hearing the mullah’s prayer and asking them to do so. In order to prepare for existence together, the bride and groom typically live singly until the wedding. To help her form a relationship with her new husband, she receives advice from her female cousins and sings traditional wedding tracks.

Both families prepare a substantial feast before the marriage evening. Additionally, the wedding gives presents to the girl’s family. In some places, the bridegroom likewise gives the females a dowry. Depending on the home, this may involve a sizeable sum of money and additional belongings.

The bride is led or carried to her in-laws ‘ home on the day of the wedding. She is led to a curtain (koshogo, which is customarily hung in the center of the room ) and spends several days hiding behind it as her in-laws greet her and present her with presents similar to more white scarves that stand for purity.