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A colourful Kurdish wedding

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We were invited to a spring Kurdish wedding in Shirmard village. What a riot of colour and finery! The music and the singer / dee jay were intoxicating and the dancing a mesmerizing experience. Men, women and children all hold hands and form a huge circle and move in one direction on the village green with the magnificent Zagros Mountains in the background. The rhythm is all in the feet and the shoulders. The leader waves a handkerchief and inspires the circle of dancers to pick up the pace.


Kurdish women wear very colourful dresses, shawls, cumberbands and head scarves. The Turkish and Persian women in the village mainly dress in black chadors and do not dance in mixed company.


Here's wishing you a wonderful new week. Thanks, as always, for your much appreciated visit.

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Taken on May 9, 2012