African ceremonies

In Too lazy to assign a category on November 30, 2006 at 5:08 pm

After Berber wedding rituals are concluded, the bride is permitted to remove her veil, revealing, in this instance, the childlike beauty of a 12-year-old. Reflecting the ideal of Berber beauty, the bride's lips are colored with crushed walnut root to plump them, her eyes are outlined with antimony to whiten them, and her complexion is brightened with saffron and ocher painted in a traditional pattern on her cheeks. Her two silver fibula cloak clasps symbolize purity and honesty.

African ceremonies

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