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The story of a 1964 wedding dress - sin kindong
The story of a 1964 wedding dress - sin kindong
The story of a 1964 wedding dress - sin kindong
The story of a 1964 wedding dress - sin kindong
The story of a 1964 wedding dress - sin kindong

Siphrachanh and Bousambhon wed on 21 April 1964 in Vientiane. The wedding dress was woven by Somdy Pathammavong using the finest silk threads (China?) and golden threads from Lyons, France. The wedding skirt, sin kindong, is red and golden, as was the trend in those years. The fabric of the shirt came from Japan, and not from Kwangtong (Canton, China) although this was more the trend in the royal families of Luang Prabang. The original fabric is not shown on the photo as the shirt was lost by a niece who borrowed it in the 90s for her weddding (what a shame!). As it was the customs of the Lao aristocracy, the bride wore a golden thread embroidered collar. The collar with golden and silver threads from Lyons is the precious work of the bride's mother, gna mae Boualay Souvannavong. The bride's wedding bun was done by pa Oufonh Souvannavong (sister of pa Amnouay, a renown silkweaver), using yellow gold jewelry (a purity of 96,5% gold, which is equivalent to 23 karat) brought by wealthier family members.

Tag(s) : #costumes, #silk

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