When most Americans think of a bride, they think of white dresses and veils. She’ll probably carry a bouquet of flowers that have been specially chosen.

 

But in Yemen, brides wear a very colorful dress with many adornments. Coral might be worn to ward off the evil eye and the beautiful silver jewelry is called asaba mukhalas.

 

A photographer who was in Yemen between 2011 – 2014 explores the dress of Yemeni brides with a focus on Sana’a. Blog and photo gallery.

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