Kosovo's Traditional Wedding Makeup Reflects Centuries of Tradition

13 August 2022 09:17 WIB

Melissa Guerrero, a U.S. citizen of Mexican origin, wearing traditional wedding makeup and a traditional costume, is prepared for her wedding ceremony in the village Donje Ljubinje, near Prizren, Kosovo August 5, 2022. For Bosniaks in the Kosovan village of Donje Ljubinje, a wedding ceremony is an art form. REUTERS/Fatos Bytyci

12 Agustus 2022 00:00 WIB

Melissa Guerrero, a U.S. citizen of Mexican origin, has make-up applied to her face during her wedding ceremony in the village Donje Ljubinje, near Prizren, Kosovo August 5, 2022. Maintaining a centuries-old tradition, the two-day event is a festival of music and dance to showcase a bride resplendent in traditional Bosniak costume. REUTERS/Fatos Bytyci

12 Agustus 2022 00:00 WIB

Melissa Guerrero, a U.S. citizen of Mexican origin, has make-up applied to her face during her wedding ceremony in the village Donje Ljubinje, near Prizren, Kosovo August 5, 2022. American Melissa Guerrero was dazzled when she attended a traditional wedding on her first visit to Donje Ljubinje, near the city of Prizren, in 2013 to meet the family of her high school sweetheart. So much so she dreamt of having a similar wedding herself. REUTERS/Fatos Bytyci

12 Agustus 2022 00:00 WIB

Melissa Guerrero, a U.S. citizen of Mexican origin, wearing traditional wedding makeup and a traditional costume, is prepared for her wedding ceremony in the village Donje Ljubinje, near Prizren, Kosovo August 5, 2022. As Melissa prepared for the wedding ceremony, loud drum music played while an elderly woman painted her face, a process that takes about two hours during which time the bride cannot open her eyes, talk to anyone or eat or drink. REUTERS/Fatos Bytyci

12 Agustus 2022 00:00 WIB

Melissa Guerrero, a U.S. citizen of Mexican origin, wears traditional wedding makeup and a traditional costume during her wedding ceremony in the village Donje Ljubinje, near Prizren, Kosovo August 5, 2022. REUTERS/Fatos Bytyci

12 Agustus 2022 00:00 WIB

Melissa Guerrero, a U.S. citizen of Mexican origin, wearing traditional wedding makeup and a traditional costume, is prepared for her wedding ceremony in the village Donje Ljubinje, near Prizren, Kosovo August 5, 2022. REUTERS/Fatos Bytyci

12 Agustus 2022 00:00 WIB