Donje Ljubinje Brides
In Donje Ljubinje, a small town in Kosovo, is a group of people who have a wedding tradition that is thousands of years old. Brides are made up in stunning patterns and are embellished with sequins on their faces for their wedding day.
The elaborate makeup is done to ward off bad luck on the brides big day! This has been part of wedding celebrations since the small town was founded. The brides also wear colourful handmade clothing with elaborate decorations!
This elaborate tradition is one on the verge of extinction but is still practiced in some areas.
The decorations are symbolic and each has a specific meaning, from cycles of life, fertility, health and happiness!