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Bride’s Portrait


Portrait of a bride in modern dress. According to the ‘Kanun’, Book Three (Marriage), Chapter XII, paragraph 31 (the rights of women): “The young woman, even if her parents are not alive, does not have the right to concern herself about her own marriage, this right is held by her brother or other relatives. The young woman does not have the right (a) to choose her own husband; she must go to the man to whom she has been betrothed (b) to interfere in the selection of a match- maker or in the engagement arrangements”. This was not an arranged marriage, however the customs of the ceremony were observed. Rrapsh village.