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Identifier: christianheralds19unse
Title: Christian herald and signs of our times
Year: 1896 (1890s)
Publisher: [New York, The Christian Herald]
Contributing Library: Christian Herald Association
Digitizing Sponsor: Tisch Library, Tufts University

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Marriages in Java. \ Country Where the Wedding Ceremonyis Peculiarly Fantastic and Picturesque. T has been frequent-ly remarked b vtravelers in theBast that there arethree all-importantepisodes in a wo-mans life : her be-trothal, her wed-ding, and herfuneral.This mightbe said of all countries where marriage is-a recognized institution. In some,however, so much importance is at-tached to the event of the wed-ding, that it easilyovershadows all theother affairs of fem-inine life. This is es-pecially the case inIndia, Persia, China,and Java. Some time ago, anartist correspondent ofthe London IllustratedNm-s, while travelingbetween Malang andKadoe, in the midlandprovinces of Java, en-countered the queer-loo k i n g processionshown in the illustra-tion on this page. Itdid not take long forhim to learn that itwas a wedding-pro-cession, and that i twas all the more anunusual one from thefact that t h e bride,who does not ordin-arily appear in publicon such occasions,waspresent. Very odd, in-

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