16 jun. 2016

Postcrossing Incoming! Kyrgyzstan!!

What a wonderful incoming from Albina in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan! Not only a beautiful postcard, and a couple stamps just tailored for me, but Albina also tells me a lot about what is shown in the image.

Mostly straight from Albina's description: This a Kyrgyz family sitting around the dastarkón (the blanket with food), and inside a yoúrt, the traditional house of the nomadic Kyrgyz. Over the dastarkón you can see traditional food and drinks, but no alcohol.

On the left in white you see a bride. Some men can be seen wearing a kalpak over their heads. The woman on the background wears an elechek on her head, meaning she is married. While the girl in green is not married, and you can also tell that for what she is wearing over her head.

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