Kirghiz wedding

Weddings still form one of the axes of social life of the Kirghiz nomads of Afghanistan. As in the remote past the birde has to be bought, the currency being animals: goats, sheeps, horses or a mix of these. It is not unusual for young couple to be in their early teens. Honestly speaking the ceremonies I witnessed did not see too much action (apart from the buzkashi) and made some guest fall asleep while sited during the whole-day event.

Location: Little Pamir (Eastern Wakhan Corridor)
Year: 2009

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