This is interesting, but I honestly had no idea that Kurdish colors – that is the Kurdish love of bright colors – was a thing.
But I love it. What tradition.
Nowhere is this color more evident that this wedding video I found below.
How beautiful it is to carry on a tradition that is thousands of years old.
I think the only other time I have thought about this kind of history was watching Jews observe Passover.
Still, it is hard to find a people more insanely devoted to great, dramatic splashes of color than the Kurds. One of their own chroniclers has written, “Riotous and gaudy colors, many, many of them, thrown together seemingly haphazardly, with absolutely no control or care to match them, is the trademark of the Kurdish taste. It makes a Kurd stand out in any crowd of conventionally dressed people, in the ancient times as now.”
-Stephen Mansfield, The Miracle of The Kurds