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Element Elechek, Kyrgyz female headwear: traditional knowledge and rituals (Kyrgyzstan)
Inscribed in 2023 (18.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Title EN: A ritual of wrapping the bride's first elechek in the Chong-Alay district. Exclusively women from the bride's family conduct this ritual. A long piece of fabric which is up to 40 meters is wrapped in many layers. The wrapping process is accompanied by blessings, rhyming chants and good wishes for the bride.