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Procedures Minangkabau Wedding

HISTORY OF CULTUREProcedures Minangkabau Wedding | The tradition of marriage according to traditional Minangkabau event typically through a number of processions which are still held in high esteem to be implemented and the second involving a large family of the prospective bride and groom, especially from the women's families. Here are some of the traditions and ceremonies are usually performed both before and after the wedding:

1. Maresek
Maresek is the first assessment as a beginning of a series of procedures for the implementation of the wedding. In accordance with the kinship system in Minangkabau, the woman's family went to the man's family. Normally the families who came with a hand fruit cake or fruit according to the culture of eastern manners. At first some women experienced was sent to find out whether the young man who intended to marry and are interested in the girl's match. The procession can take some time negotiations until an agreement is reached on both sides of the family.

2. Woo and Exchange Signs
Family prospective bride groom family came to woo. When the fiance received, continue with the exchange of the sign as a symbol of binding agreement and can not be decided unilaterally. The event involves a parent or ninik mamak and the elders of both parties.

The prospective bride's family entourage arrived with a complete set of betel nut in the kampla Carano or bags made from pandanus leaves. Presenting betel early meeting with the expectation if there are deficiencies or irregularities will not be a rumor. In contrast, the sweet things in the meeting will stick and be remembered forever. It also included a souvenir cakes and fruits. Objects that are exchanged usually heirlooms such as kris, traditional fabric or other items of value to family history. These objects will be returned in a formal ceremony after the marriage ceremony took place.

Of procedures begins with the family spokesman presenting the women who complete betel to taste by the family of men as a sign of dedication. Submit an official application spokesman. If accepted by exchanging a sign of continued ties respectively. Furthermore consulted about the pick-up procedures for the groom.

3. Mahanta / Request Permission
The prospective groom and please spread the blessing of marriage plans to mamak-mamaknya, the brothers of his father, his older brothers who have a family and the elders are respected. The same is done by the prospective bride, represented by the relatives of women who are married with betel lead the way.

For prospective groom carrying selapah containing palm leaves and tobacco (but currently Sedah replaced with cigarettes). As for the prospective bride's family to include betel complete this ritual. This ritual is intended to inform and ask prayer wedding plans. Usually families who attend will provide assistance to share the burden and cost of marriage according to ability.

4. Babako - Babaki
The family of the father of the bride (called bako) wanted to show his affection by contributing to bear the costs according to ability. The event took place a few days before the marriage ceremony. Equipment is usually supplied in the form of betel complete (as a customary chief), yellow rice singgang chicken (traditional food), conduction of goods required prospective bride as a set of clothes, gold jewelry, side dishes either cooked or raw, cake-baking and so on. As per tradition, the bride was brought to the house picked up for his father's family. Then the elders give advice. The next day, the bride being carried back to his house accompanied by his paternal family by bringing a wide range of relief items earlier.

5. Night Bainai
Bainai means attaching the collision smooth red henna leaves or leaves of henna to the nails of the bride. This collision will leave marks on the nails bright red color. Traditionally held the night before the ceremony. This tradition as an expression of affection and blessing of the elders of the bride's family.

Special clothing for ceremonies bainai bersunting ie clothes and low figures. Other equipment used include water that contains seven fragrant flowers, leaves iani mashed, yellow umbrella, peddling yellow cloth, fabric hoops and seats for the prospective bride. The bride dressed in character and low bersunting taken out of the room flanked by his peers. The event symbolically bathe by splashing water seven fragrant flowers by the elders and parents. Furthermore, the nails of the bride was given henna.

6. Manjapuik Marapulai
This is the most important traditional events in the entire series of events according to traditional Minangkabau wedding. Grooms picked up and taken to the bride's house to carry out the ceremony. The procession is also accompanied by granting title to the prospective groom's heritage as a sign of an adult.

Normally the family of a bride should carry betel complete in the coming Cerana indicating a well-mannered, complete the groom dress, yellow rice singgang chicken, side dishes, cakes and fruits. To the west coast of Sumatra, usually also include a yellow umbrellas, spears, swords and pick up money or lost money.

Group of delegates from the family of the bride picked the prospective groom, carrying supplies. After the procession Sambah mayambah and express intent of arrival, the goods delivered. The prospective groom and his entourage marched towards the residence of the bride.

7. Reception at Home Children Daro
The tradition of welcoming the arrival of the groom at the bride's house is typically a festive and great moments. Accompanied by the sound of traditional music and Gandang Minang namely talempong tabuk, and rows of Indigenous reciprocal wave consisting of youths dressed in martial arts, as well as traditional dress greeted the Virgin presenting betel. Betel in complete custom Carano, golden yellow umbrella, yellow rice, white cloth is peddling equipment normally used.

Umbrella for the bride's family welcomed the groom with a wave of Indigenous dance of reciprocity. Next, the group welcomed the virgin line with a complete offering of betel. The elder woman grooms sprinkled with yellow rice. Before entering the door of the house, the groom sprinkled the feet as a symbol purify water, then run up the white cloth to the venue for the contract.

8. Tradition after the ceremony
There are five common Minang custom event held after the ceremony. Namely memulang sign, announcing the title of the groom, pitted forehead, yellow rice dredge and play Throckmorton.

  • Repatriate sign: After officially as husband and wife then the sign is given as a pledge bond when application is returned by both parties.
  • Announce title of the groom: Degree as a sign of honor and manhood that carried the groom usually announced his people directly by ninik mamak.
  • Tattling forehead: Pair the bride was led by the elders of women touching their foreheads to each other. Both bride and groom were seated facing each other and between the two faces separated by a fan, then slowly lowered the fan. After that the bride's forehead will touch each other.
  • Mangaruak Yellow Rice: The procession is hinted ISRI cooperative relationship between the husband should always refrain from and complement each other. The ritual begins with the bride and groom are scrambling to take the chicken meat hidden in the yellow rice.
  • Playing Throckmorton: Throckmorton is playing on the traditional aspect Minang. That is a kind of chess game made by two people, board games like checkers. These games are meaningful to the bride and groom can each melt stiffness and ego respectively in order to create intimacy.

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