Saturday, March 29, 2008
Chinese Sedan Chair


We saw this interesting Chinese Sedan Chair and thought we will share with the sangat. Many parts of Chinese wedding is very close to Indian culture...Here's a quote from Freedman...

"When at last the girl is dispatched to the husband's house we see in action the most complex set of symbols and ritual prescriptions and proscriptions, a very few of which we may note. To reach the sedan chair that awaits her . . . , the bride must either be borne out of the house or walk upon the covered ground. Again, when she leaves the sedan chair at her destination her feet must not touch the bare earth -- between one house and the other she is, so to speak, in a state of suspense."
Freedman 1970, 183


Posted by Singh U & R Kaur at 11:37 AM |