Old traditions gave way to the new ones and the bridal makeup tradition, which is still followed in some Kosovan villages.

Old traditions gave way to the new ones and the bridal makeup tradition, which is still followed in some Kosovan villages.

Preserved in the villages within the borders of Prizren in South Kosovo for hundreds of years, the bridal makeup tradition is kept alive.

The traditional bridal makeup, which is still continued in Donje Ljubinje, Gornje Ljubinje, Manastrica, Musnikovo and Planjan villages, attracts the attention of local and foreign ethnologists.

Consisting of red, blue and golden circles and little spots put on the white color layered on the face of the bride-to-be, the motives are evaluated in various ways by ethnologists.

It is said that the three golden circles drawn on the bride’s face represent the three phases of life, which are bound to each other with golden paths, while the red ones represents fertility and the remaining blue spots represent a happy and healthy family.

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