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    • Ksenia Kardonova, About Weddings, Bride Wealth and Taboos for Brides 

      Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-06-06)
      About Weddings. In the old days no one asked about love. If the groom’s parents found a good girl, they would first enquire about the potential bride and if they decided that she is the right person for their son then they ...
    • Ivan Mengleev, A Kalmyk Wedding 

      Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-08-21)
      Ivan recalls how in 1939, when he was 5, he saw a Kalmyk bride. She had her head covered and was riding a horse, being flanked by two horsemen on either side. The bride was brought into the groom’s tent where she bowed ...
    • Elza Badaeva, About Kalmyk Weddings 

      Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-12-20)
      Elza says that she knows little about weddings but agrees to recount what she knows about traditional weddings. She also talks about the life of daughters-in-law: A girl’s engagement required three visits from the groom’s ...
    • Dzhidzha Araeva, About Kalmyk Weddings 

      Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-05-14)
      Dzhidzha’s story: My mother told me about how Kalmyks chose brides in the past. A matchmaker would insert a thimble filled with sheep’s excrement in the wall of the yurt of the potential bride to see whether the girl did ...