Traditional marriage in Central Asia

Children’s marriages are arranged by relatives according to Central Eastern customs. They pick a good boy or girl based on each person’s family history, economical situation, and social standing. This is known 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 child is discovered, the marriage is commemorated with’ Yui- no’ ceremonies, which are similar to those used in traditional Africa. 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 ceremony is known as nikah. It is a religious ceremony that entails the bride and groom agreeing to get married after hearing the mullah’s meditation read aloud and asking them to do so. Typically, the bride and groom prepare for living together by living apart until the ceremony. To strengthen her connection with her new husband, she receives advice from her female relatives and sings traditional wedding tunes.

Both people prepare a sizable feast before the marriage day. The kid’s community individuals receive donations from the bridegroom while also. In some places, the man gives the girls a bride as well. Depending on the home, this may involve a sizable sum of money and another goods.

The wife is led or carried to the home of her in-laws on the ceremony day. She is led to a curtain (koshogo, which is customarily hung in the center of the room ) and spends several weeks hiding behind it as her in-laws greet her and present her with donations similar to more white headbands that stand for beauty.