Armenian Weddings in The Ottoman Empire

on 04/17/2012 - 09:37 pm

 

It was a traditional among Armenian parents to formulate their children for their wedding day from an early age on decades ago. The parents had an obligation to teach to their children different things such as crafts, which was an important pre-requisite for the future Armenian bride or groom. This tradition was well-maintained among Ottoman Armenians. According to genocide-museum.am “The young girls for instance were taught embroidery, needlework, sewing, dough kneading, bread baking etc., which were given importance to in the family and all these were considered as important prerequisites for a viable family and good upbringing of the children”

 

 

On the other hand the young man was becoming a master on some craft so that they can take care of their family in the future.  

 

 

On that time photography was becoming a very popular job specifically in ottoman empire and that’s why we have all these unique real Armenian wedding pictures after decades.

 

 

It is very interesting how Armenian weddings look like in comparison to how the weddings are nowadays.

 

 

Here are pictures we have put together from genocide-museum.am

 

 

Enjoy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 



OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Voski Reisian and Yeranos Topalian, Constantinople,1875
(Hishatak 1896-1930; Pictures and memories: from Armenian family albums between the 19th and 20th centuries) 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Nicolas and Makruhi Ter-Ghazarian-Gabrielians, Akn, 1880
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Hovhannes and Taguhi Tarkhanyan-Hakobyanner, Constantinople,1886
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Andranik Guldurian with the bride, Marzvan, 1880
Collection of Nubarian library in Paris 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Emanuel and Lusaber Arslanians, Svaz,1890
(Hishatak 1896-1930;Pictures and memories: from Armenian family albums between the 19th and 20th centuries) 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Armenian wedding in Tokat, Ottoman Empire, 1899
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Zoulumians’ wedding ceremony, Kharberd, 1892
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Mkrtich and Asanet Telfeian-Bashians, Constantinople, 1893
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Grigor and Mariam Antonians, Sebastia, 1895
AGMI collection 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Veronica Alteqosalian and Hakob Manukian, Adana,1898
(Hishatak 1896-1930;Pictures and memories: from Armenian family albums between the 19th and 20th centuries) 


 OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Armenian wedding in Tokat, Ottoman Empire, 1899
Archives of Project SAVE 


 OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Karapet Jabulian with his bride, Sebastia, 1900
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Poghos and Marine TorikianİSimonians, Samsun, 1900
(Hishatak 1896-1930;Pictures and memories: from Armenian family albums between the 19th and 20th centuries) 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Armenian couple, the names are unknown, Sebastia, 1900
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Shahnur Ushulian in national wedding costume, Afion-Garahisar, 1900
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Otians couple, Ottoman Empire, 1900
(Hishatak 1896-1930;Pictures and memories: from Armenian family albums between the 19th and 20th centuries) 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Hakob and Flora Kuyumjians, Gnia, 1900s, from private collection of Tigranuhi Kuyumjian 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Dowry giving ceremony, province Van, 1900s, from private collection of Michel Paboudjian 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Armenian wedding ceremony, Cesaria, Ottoman Empire, 1901
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Eliz and Hovsep Artinians, Constantinople,1904
(Hishatak 1896-1930;Pictures and memories: from Armenian family albums between the 19th and 20th centuries) 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Hermine Koyabashian, Brusa, 1904
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Vahan and Nunya Barseghians, 1904, Agshehir
(Elizabeth Barseghian, “From genocide to rebirth” Yerevan, 2011) 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Piruz Ghazarian and Onnik Pambakian, Izmir, 1906
(Hishatak 1896-1930;Pictures and memories: from Armenian family albums between the 19th and 20th centuries) 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Armenian couple, the names are unknown, Mersin,1906
(Hishatak 1896-1930;Pictures and memories: from Armenian family albums between the 19th and 20th centuries) 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Hovhannes and Victoria Ainilian–Shnorhokians, Aintab, 1908
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Hovhannes Khasabian and Genovbe Gurekian, Samsun,1909
(Hishatak 1896-1930;Pictures and memories: from Armenian family albums between the 19th and 20th centuries) 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Hajians couple, Aintab, 1910
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Armenian couple, the names are unknown,Ottoman Empire, 1910
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Adrine Bodourian Shishmanian, Brusa, 1912
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Armenian wedding, Arabkir, 1913
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Flora Antonian and Ludwig Kedikyan (Gyodakyan), Constantinople, 1914
AGMI collection 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Azniv and Rafael Kostanian-Daraqians, Kharberd, 1914
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
The wedding made of Metsmorkurains’ family, Sebastia, 1915
Archives of Project SAVE 


OTTOMAN EMPIRE Armenian Wedding 
Armenian wedding, Partizak, 1915
(The National Geographic Magazine, Volume XXVIII, N.4) 

 Photos are taken from : genocide-museum.am

 

 

 

Comments

Related Posts