Maria Pozharova, about traditional women
Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge
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Terbish, B. (2019). Maria Pozharova, about traditional women [Video file]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.44511
Maria says that in the past at weddings people sang a special song to make the bride sob. It was believed that sobbing at her wedding would make her married life happy. Today, in contrast, people stopped singing such songs, and even if they sing, brides do not react to it in the slightest. In the past a married woman could not show herself to her husband’s older relatives without covering her hair. She also could not walk in front of them barefoot. Today, in contrast, girls and women wear tight trousers.
Sponsored by Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.44511