Riazanskie svadebnye ritualy “katit’ stupu” i “ovin tushit'”
[Wedding Rituals katit’ stupu and ovin tushit’ in the Ryazan Region]
Type of publication: Research Article
folk wedding, russia, ryazan, wedding train, wedding songs, wedding sayings
Drawn on the field and archival data collected in the Ryazan region, the article examines the ritual of dispatching a wedding train for the wedding ceremony with stupa (mortar) as an important attribute of the ritual, symbolizing “burning” or “combustion”. The author uses an array of sources including descriptions of weddings and various genres of wedding folklore (wedding songs, sayings, proverbs, etc.) of the 19 th-21 st centuries, as well as folk vocabularies that help to reveal the semantics of the rituals investigated.
Samodelova, E.A. 2015. Riazanskie svadebnye ritualy “katit’ stupu” i “ovin tushit'” [Wedding Rituals katit’ stupu and ovin tushit’ in the Ryazan Region]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 6: 134-151
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