About this collection

Traditional Kalmyk weddings stand out not only by their elaborate rituals but also by the sheer number of guests which may reach several hundred people, including relatives, friends, classmates, neighbours and colleagues of both Kalmyk and non-Kalmyk ethnicities. Weddings are held in all seasons, but the day for a wedding is usually consulted beforehand with a lama or an astrologer.

This collection hosts both interviews with Kalmyks who talk about weddings and videos of weddings.

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