"Bride and groom" Top 5 Page for this destination Uzbekistan Local Custom Tip by TheWanderingCamel
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As well as the Western dress for the civil ceremony, if there is to be a traditional wedding celebration, the bride and groom will need the elaborate traditional dress seen here. Many of their friends and family will be dressed in this way too - a splendid sight.
The girl here was buying her robe in the market in Tashkent, the "groom" in this instance a tourist inveigled into dressing up for a photo.
The gold embroidery on these robes is machine-made, still expensive but nothing like as cripplingly so as the fabulous work that is produced by the master-bullion embroiderers of Bukhara. Gold and silver embroidery is men's work - it's believed that women's hands cause the precious metallic thread to tarnish!
Whole sections of the bazaars are given over to wedding finery
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