21 November 2006

Wedding - Dan 2

Still at rehearsal dinner: The all-important ritual of the presentation of the bride price!!!! Yes, my family is pretty weird, all things considered. We are some of the very few Moskona-Americans, and we keep up our proud traditions from the old country.

Dad in his favored mode--teacher! He explains the cultural significance of the exchanging of a bride price in a marriage.

Jennifer is fascinated to discover that she is worth a kain timor and eight pigs.

The brothers and fathers are usually the ones involved in managing and arbitrating the negotiation of the bride price. Here, they pose Moskona-style with the bride price.

And the eight [miniature] pigs.

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