This Kosovar Traditional Bridal Make Up Look Is The Most Unique In the World


We all have our wedding plans and we all like to make big plans for our big day. And one of the most important parts of being a bride is looking good, which includes professional makeup. But these brides in Bosnia have a very unique traditional makeup. This tradition has been kept alive even today.

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Una mujer de Kosovo se recuesta y espera pacientemente su preparación para una boda tradicional. Ella recibe una pintura facial típica de las mujeres bosnias de la región de Zhupa, durante el festival "Etno Fest", en el pueblo de Kukaj. Como parte de la tradición centenaria, las ancianas preparan a las novias jóvenes, pintando sus rostros en muchas capas de colores, mientras que los círculos dorados simbolizan los ciclos de la vida. Esta tradición está al borde de la extinción ya que solo una mujer de 70 años, Lady Aziza, es la encargada del ritual. Foto: AFP / Armend NIMANI #Kosovar #woman #tradition #facepainting #face #Kosovar #Bosnian #traditionalwedding #wedding #Zhupa #EtnoFest #Kukaj #brides #tradiciones #novias #bodas #Bosnia #Kosovo #society #sociedad #people #mujeres

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The Kosovar bridal makeup is a tradition of South Kosovo, in Donje Ljubinje of the Zhupa area. The tradition is on the verge of extinction and is being carried forward by a 65-year-old lady, Aziza Setifagic, who keeps dressing brides for their wedding day.

The young bride’s face is painted in different beautiful colours and layers. If you notice the face, it has three golden circles and several lines. The golden circles represent the different circles of life, while the golden lines depict roads that one traverses over a lifetime.

The face is covered in red and blue dots. The red dots represent fertility, while the blue ones represent a happy and healthy life. Apart from this, another important reason for the makeup is to ward off evil and protect the brides. The villages nearby also have the same tradition, they differ in the colours that they use.


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