Coming-of-age ceremony is an ancient custom in Chinese civilization. In the han nationality of ancient China, the rite of becoming an adult is called “hair-pinning ceremony” for men and “hair-pinning ceremony” for women. But to my surprise, it turns out that adults also have a rite of passage. Far in the heart of the taklamakan desert dariyabouyi village, there is such a special “rite of passage for women”, called “judiwantuai”.
There is no detailed record of the origin of “ju late tui yi” in historical records and no relevant folk legends. In the ancient village of dariyaburi, “to stay late” means to be a grown woman, while “toi” means ceremony and ceremony. This “isolated” desert village still has this ancient and traditional custom, although no historical reference, but here, “women’s rite of passage” is an essential part of a family.
Whether a family is happy and harmonious, this “living in late care” has a high test. According to local people, women who have been married to their husbands for more than 10 years and have a good relationship with their husbands and parents have the opportunity to hold a late-care home, but for remarried and reorganized families, women do not have this opportunity. & have spent
On the day of “ju late tui yi”, the host party does not send invitations, but relatives, neighbors and friends communicate with each other. Guests came to the host house in the morning evening to be a guest, guests do pilaf, cook meat. After dinner guests give gifts. Then the women who perform the bar mitzvah dress up and walk in front of the guests as if they were fashion models.
In the picture, the woman dressed in red is the woman about to undergo the bar mitzvah. Before the bar mitzvah, she was dressed as usual. Although the dress was traditional, it was not the old “ju late tui yi”.
Guests and their families sit by, drinking their morning tea while waiting for the ceremony to take place. Although this day is the custom of women’s coming-of-age ceremony, but the men also changed into traditional clothes to show respect for the etiquette, or to the family dedication of women. The first man in the left row is the husband of a woman in red.
Before the ceremony began, or at least in the ceremony, the woman had to change into a dress prepared by her parents, one of the oldest in the village of dariboui. It was a small cap, a white turban, and an evening dress, which was black and blue and embroidered with plant patterns. When I first saw it, I thought of Taoist clothing, but I dare not speculate on it, unable to imagine how Taoist culture came to this place. Have understanding friends, hope message share! Thank you!
The woman put on the traditional evening dress, bangs and sideburns hair all back. Her mother-in-law would give her gold bracelets, rings, earrings and other gifts to thank her for her dedication to the family over the years. It is reported that after such a rite of passage, women will wear such a dress for weddings, funerals and other important days in the future.
Then, on the spot, the mother-in-law would make paint with a special plant, and she would thrush the good daughter-in-law. It is reported that the ceremony should be held when women are over 30 and under 40.
Thrush, is an ancient woman’s face decoration custom, this custom in the pre-qin dynasty. But in my mind, the thrush is usually an intimate act between a couple. The story of “zhang chang thrush” in the han dynasty is very famous and is often quoted in the newly-married couplet. But here, it was the mother-in-law who made paints and thrushed her daughter-in-law’s eyebrows. This was really the first time. Its historical origin makes me more curious, but the historical records of this whole section of women’s etiquette are not detailed.
In the picture, the mother-in-law help daughter-in-law thrush, daughter-in-law with a mirror and a girl smile from ear to ear. It can be seen that she is satisfied with her mother-in-law’s thrush technology, but also for their own this “adult ceremony” feel happy. But as I looked at their clothes, I became more and more curious. The village of daliaburi, which was only discovered in the 1950s, was more than 400 years old before it was discovered. The creyas, who live in villages, still don’t know where they came from. Studies on language, clothing, diet, and other aspects of the family have not produced a definitive result.
At the end of the coming-of-age ceremony, there will be a maixilaifu, a special dance culture in xinjiang, which is popular but full of enthusiasm. The first man who came up to take the maxiilaifu was the woman’s husband. In the melodious old music, my mind is still pondering the mysterious source of daryab village. Some netizens said that they were fugitives from the guge dynasty, but my numerous books on Tibetan history, including the history of ali, do not find any records of people fleeing to xinjiang and the taklamakan desert after the disappearance of the guge dynasty “overnight.”
Subsequently, the woman rises to dance maxi laifu together with husband, interactive have love, envy evil spirit others. The beautiful figure brought my mind back to reality. Although some believe they are descendants of the ancient loulan or desert natives, none of these claims has been proven and they remain as mysterious as a mystery.
After the couple finished dancing, the parents began to dance maxiilaifu. This ritual of women reaching adulthood, before the 1980s, each family had to hold, to show that the family had become an independent living family. But nowadays, with the development of the old custom, some families no longer pay attention to it, or it is not so important to the young people.
Finally, two young women came to masilaifu. The appearance of the two girls caught the attention of the many single men present. I have to say, xinjiang girls really good-looking ah, the figure is very good.
After the bar mitzvah was over, the couple held hands happily. Daliyaburi village, which lives in the deep desert, still has many mysteries, but in the face of happiness, all the confusion is not confusion. Maybe we just wonder where they came from and why they chose to live in the desert, but for them, living a good life is enough to be happy.