Regular readers of this blog know about a marriage in the family that I’d posted before. My niece, Poomili (daughter of my husband’s eldest brother) got married to Jivraj on February 1. It was a much-looked-forward-to event and the excitement of the marriage itself as of meeting relatives and friends, and the shopping of gifts and clothes was an experience that we will remember for a long time.
The bride is already on her way to the temple and the other guests are about to head in the same direction. The clothes that are worn on this occasion are our traditional wear. The weaves of the Dimasas (the tribe that we belong to) are colourful indeed. These are worn during marriages and during the harvest festival.
The bottom portion is called the rigu, the one on the chest is called rijamphain bren, and the one on the shoulder is called rikhousha.
The cynosure of all eyes! The bride’s sister and cousin (my son) look on as another cousin clicks a picture of the bride!
A close shot of our traditional jewelry. Beads and silver make up most of our jewelry.
The reception held the following evening had nearly a thousand guests coming to wish the newly married. Here the couple poses with the bride’s parents, brother and sister.
That’s me and my niece ready to usher in the guests. It was a most wonderful evening. The weather was just right and it was a joy to see so many family members, friends and other guests in the venue. May God shower Poomi and Jivraj with happiness!
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