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Bride, Kosovo

Message  gerardM le Sam 14 Déc - 19:46

Hi everyone,

Photo of the day for the Nat Geo...

-> take a look -> http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/bride-portrait-kosovo/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20131214photo-pod&utm_campaign=Content

A tradition a thousand years old, passed on to generations in today's remote Donje Ljubinje in the Zhupa area in south Kosovo. Today, this tradition is at the verge of extinction, as only a 65-year-old lady continues preparing young brides according to their traditions. The bride's face is painted in many beautiful layers of color. Three golden circles symbolizing the cycles of life are tied to one another by the golden roads that one crosses over their lifetime. The inner red circles are symbols of fertility, where red and blue dots are born from, and the whole face is covered by them, wishing her a healthy and happy family.

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