White Wedding Gown (?)

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It is commonly believed that a white wedding gown denotes innocence, purity and virginity. Not really says history. Color as symbol has crisscrossed through the ages. To the early Greeks white was the color of joy. On feast days they wore white clothing, decked themselves with white flowers; and on the night before the wedding painted their bodies white. Traditional wedding dresses among peoples are woven in a combination of many colors peculiar to the region of the country. In many places a traditional costume, generally brightly colored, is assigned for the use of the bride only. Traditional bride attire among the Ifugao in the uplands and the Muslim Filipinos in Mindanao come in the variety of exotic colors, accented by heirloom beads, feathered headdresses and other wedding finery, depending on the tribe.

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Source:

Alvina, C. & Sta. Maria, F. 1987. Essays on Philippine Culture.

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