March 7, 2017

2974 ROMANIA (Braşov) - Traditional Wedding at Boholţ

As everywhere else, in Boholţ, a village located at 12km from Făgăraş, in the right side of the Olt River, at the confluence of the Târnave area with Făgăraş Country, the customs linked by wedding are conducted after an orderliness rooted with a long time ago. The first step is the wooing. For the wooing, at the bride's parents are going only men: the future groom, his father, the godfather, brothers and uncles of the groom. The wooing was also named la învoială (to haggling), because on this occasion was established the girl's dowry.

After two to three weeks the wedding took place. Largely, the wedding is carried out like in Rupea, about which I wrote here. In the postcard is pictured the bride on the day after the wedding, after being îmbrobodită (her hair was covered with chindeul de vălitoare şi cârpa de vălitoare, which signifies the transition from the status of girl, to the one of wife). Even if the items of clothing are the same (ie, cheptar, dress and şurţuri) embroideries are different, specific to the area. She bear at the waist a bag, for the money received at the jocul miresei (the bride's dance).

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series Cats, issued on January 20, 2006. About the last stamp, issued in 2014 to celebrate Christmas, I wrote here.

Sender: Dănuţ Ivănescu
Sent from Moeciu de Jos (Braşov / Romania), on 06.02.2017
Postcards issued by Museum of Ethnography Braşov

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