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A Muslim bridegroom (3rd of 4)

A Muslim bridegroom

Ishaq Baksh is pictured on the occasion of his marriage to Parveen Baksh in India, 1985. Muslim bridegrooms often arrive at the wedding venue wearing garlands and a sehra – a curtain of flowers or tinsel worn over the face. Ishaq wore a sehra when he arrived at the ceremony, but later uncovered his face. The couple are living in New Zealand.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Indians - Religion and kin', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 November 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015