Ancient Armenian Wedding Traditions

In 18th century Akhltskha, new brides would have special words embroidered onto their belts, such as “Ee Vayelum”, while the date of the wedding and initials would be placed on the lower right corner of the apron.

Also, a woman wore a cloth belt with her and her husband’s initials, as well as their wedding date embroidered on, helping society distinguish the wives from the available girls in Gyumri (former Alexandrapol).

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