bride-gift


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a wedding present to the bride

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The ritually exchanged bride-gifts cemented reciprocal kin relations and provided the new couple with some basic household commodities such as hammocks or blankets, together with a set of woman's clothes and a small emergency fund (usually spent on children's illnesses) in the form of jewelry.
Besides relatively minor, everyday things given as bride-gifts, other terms of the marriage were likewise flexible and negotiable.
Although he asked for her in the customary way, with the required marital arrangements, visits, and bride-gifts for the bride and her family, the couple had only about three months of happy marriage.
Rather than (or in addition to) the bride-gifts given to the bride and her family, the couple's extended families and community members provided individual gifts for the couple at the marriage ceremony.
As I eventually realized, for Caste War Maya regalos referred exclusively to items given to a couple at a Mexican- or Yucatec-style wedding reception, not to muhul, or bride-gifts provided in a Maya marriage.