The bride, along with her sisters and other close female relatives are squatting under a red cloth in front of the ceremonial yurt while the men around the cloth are throwing candies on the cloth and distributing "bortsok" (fried dough), to bring good luck to the wedding. Meanwhile, the girls are weeping and crying, signifying the upcoming "loss" of the bride to her husdand's family.
The Kyrgyz wedding ceremony of Koormoochoo Saïra (son of Yunus Amid) in Utch Djelgha summer camp, 5th August 20005.
Adventure through the Afghan Pamir mountains, among the Afghan Kyrgyz and into Pakistan's Karakoram mountains. July/August 2005. Afghanistan / Pakistan.