Hiding under her brand new white veil, the newly wed Ikhbal (left) arrives with her bride's maid (irasia) near her husband's camp in Tash Sere. The women bow to express humility as they are being greeted by the other women of the camp..With Ikhbal, the recently married woman moving for the first time to her husband's camp..She just exchanged the red veil of the unmarried girl for the white veil signifying that she is now a married woman...Trekking through the high altitude plateau of the...
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Hiding under her brand new white veil, the newly wed Ikhbal (left) arrives with her bride's maid (irasia) near her husband's camp in Tash Sere. The women bow to express humility as they are being greeted by the other women of the camp..With Ikhbal, the recently married woman  moving for the first time to her husband's camp..She just exchanged the red veil of the unmarried girl for the white veil signifying that she is now a married woman...Trekking through the high altitude plateau of the Little Pamir mountains, where the Afghan Kyrgyz community live all year, on the borders of China, Tajikistan and Pakistan.


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