Ikhbal (hiding under the white veil) and sister Irasia arriving at Tash Seri camp (Mustafa Qol's camp) and being welcomed with "Borsot" (fried dough), yoghurt and tea by the local women of Tash Seri..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...
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Ikhbal (hiding under the white veil) and sister Irasia arriving at Tash Seri camp (Mustafa Qol's camp) and being welcomed with "Borsot" (fried dough), yoghurt and tea by the local women of Tash Seri..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.


  • Afghanistan
  • Asia
  • Central Asia
  • Kirghiz
  • Kyrgyz
  • Matthieu Paley
  • Pamir
  • Roof of the world
  • Toit du monde
  • Wakhan corridor
  • adventure
  • bride
  • expedition
  • food
  • girl
  • images
  • outfit
  • people
  • photography
  • red
  • remote
  • silk road
  • tea
  • teenager
  • tradition
  • wedding
  • winter
  • woman
  • yoghurt