Minangkabau wedding traditions

Written By Reva on Senin, 29 Agustus 2011 | 04.34

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Minangkabau wedding dress wedding traditions

Minangkabau wedding traditions
1. Maresek

Maresek is the first assessment as the beginning of a series of procedures for the implementation of the marriage. In accordance with a system of kinship in Minangkabau, the woman's family went to the man's family. Traditionally the family who brought the fruit cake in the form of hand or fruits according to the manners eastern culture. At first some women experienced was sent to find out whether the intended youth interested in getting married and fit the girl. The procession may take place several times the negotiations until an agreement is reached on both sides of the family.

2. Woo and Exchange Signs

Family bride groom family came to woo. If the fiance is accepted, continued to exchange the sign as a symbol binding agreement and can not be decided unilaterally. The event involves a parent or ninik mamak and elders from both sides.

The prospective bride's family entourage comes complete with betel nut or kampla Carano arranged in the bag made from pandanus leaves. Betel presenting early in hopes of meeting if there are deficiencies or irregularities will not be a rumor. Conversely, things that are sweet in a meeting will stick and be remembered forever. It also included a souvenir cakes and fruits. Objects that are exchanged are usually heirlooms such as kris, traditional fabric or other valuable thing for the family history. These objects will be returned in an official ceremony after a marriage ceremony.

Of procedures beginning with the family spokesman betel women presenting complete to taste by the family of men as a sign of dedication. The spokesman expressed the official application. If accepted to continue to exchange the sign of each bond. Next consulted about procedures for pick-up the groom.

3. Mahanta / Ask for Permission

The prospective groom and please spread the blessing wedding plans to the mamak-mamaknya, brothers of his father, his brothers who have a family and elders are respected. The same is done by the prospective bride, represented by female relatives who are married by the way take betel.

For the prospective groom took selapah containing palm leaves and tobacco (but currently Sedah replaced with a cigarette). As for the prospective bride's family to include betel complete this ritual.

This ritual is intended to inform and ask prayer wedding plans. Usually families who attend will provide assistance to share the burden and cost of marriage according to ability.

4. Babako - Babaki

The family of the bride's father (called bako) wanted to show her affection by contributing to bear the costs according to ability. The event took place a few days before the marriage ceremony.

Equipment supplied is usually a complete betel (as customary chief), yellow rice chicken singgang (traditional food), conduction of goods required bride-like set of clothing, gold jewelry, good side dishes are cooked or raw, cakes and so on.

As per tradition, the bride picked up to be brought to the house of his father's family. Then the elders give advice. The next day, the bride being carried back to his home accompanied by his paternal family by bringing a variety of relief supplies earlier.

5. Night Bainai

Bainai means attaching soft collision leaves or leaves of henna red henna to the nails of the bride. This collision will leave a mark on a brilliant red color of the nail. Typically takes place the night before the ceremony. This tradition as an expression of affection and blessing of the elders of the bride's family.

Special clothing for ceremonies bainai bersunting namely clothes and low figures. Other equipment used include water containing seven fragrant flowers, leaves iani mashed yellow umbrella, yellow peddling fabric, fabric hoops and chairs for the bride.

The bride dressed in character and low bersunting taken out of the room flanked by his peers. The event symbolically bathe by splashing water seven fragrant flowers by the elders and parents. Furthermore, the nails of the prospective bride was given henna.

6. Manjapuik Marapulai

This is the most important traditional event in the entire series of events according to traditional Minangkabau marriage. Grooms were picked up and taken home a bride to carry out the ceremony. The procession is also accompanied by granting title to the prospective groom's heritage as a sign of an adult.

Normally the family of a bride should carry betel complete in the coming Cerana indicating a well-mannered, full of the groom dress, yellow rice singgang chicken, side dishes, cakes and fruits. To the west coast of Sumatra are usually also include a yellow umbrella, spears, swords and pick up money or lost money.

Group of representatives of the prospective bride's family to pick up the groom carrying the equipment. After the procession Sambah mayambah and express their intentions, the goods delivered. The prospective groom and his entourage marched towards the residence of the bride.

7. Reception at the House Children Daro

The tradition of welcoming the prospective groom at the bride's house is typically a festive and great moments. Accompanied by the sound of traditional music that is typical Minang talempong and Gandang tabuk, and rows of Indigenous reciprocal wave consisting of youths dressed in martial arts, and traditional dress greeted the Virgin presenting betel.

Betel in complete custom Carano, golden yellow umbrella, yellow rice, white cloth is peddling the equipment normally used.

Family umbrella bride groom was greeted with a wave of Indigenous dance of reciprocity. Next, the group welcomed the virgin line with a complete offering of betel. The elder woman grooms sprinkle with yellow rice. Before entering the door, legs sprinkled the prospective groom as a symbol purify water, then run up the white cloth to the venue for the contract.

8. Tradition after the ceremony

There are five common Minang custom event held after the ceremony. Namely memulang sign, announcing the title of the groom, pitted forehead, yellow rice and playing dredge Throckmorton.

* Repatriate sign
After officially as husband and wife then sign a binding promise given when application is returned by both parties.

* Mengumumnkan title of the groom
Degree as a sign of honor and manhood that carried the groom usually announced by the ninik mamak his people.

* Tattling forehead
The couple was led by the elders of the bride women touching their foreheads to each other. Both bride and groom were seated facing each other and between the two faces separated by a fan, then slowly lowered the fan. After that the bride's forehead will touch each other.

* Mangaruak Nasi Kuning
The procession is hinted ISRI cooperative relationship between the husband should always refrain from and complement each other. The ritual begins with the bride and groom take the chicken scramble that is hidden inside the yellow rice.

* Play Coki
Throckmorton was playing on a traditional Minang Ranah. That is a kind of chess game made by two people, board games like checkers. These games are meaningful to the bride and groom can be mutual and ego melt stiffness respectively in order to create intimacy. budaya-indonesia.org
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