Kikuyu bride-price ceremony fashion
With all the amazing posts from different cultures about their traditional outfits, especially in weddings, I decided to do one for the Kikuyu tribe!
The Kikuyu are a tribe in Kenya, we are the largest cultural group although many of us are not pure Kikuyu due to intermarriage between tribes. You can read more information on the wikipedia page [here](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikuyu_people)
Similar to the Indian culture, we have many ceremonies that make up a wedding, with each having significant steps. In this post I’m just talking about the [ruracio](https://www.blissful.co.ke/blog/items-asked-for-at-a-ruracio), or bride-price ceremony. It is usually the largest and most festive one,and is one step away from being considered traditionally married. Many modern and/or religious couples choose to have a religious ceremony following the ruracio, which is usually more western in nature eg white dress. The ruracio is an event filled with dancing, laughter and fun, and is a chance for both families to know each other and bond over good food and drink. It is also a chance for the male elders to decide what bride price should be paid to the bride’s family. I don’t want to make the post too long so I’ll link a [vlog](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcWUEqgVdfc&t=467s) of a Kenyan singer’s ruracio so you can get an idea of the festivities involved. Sorry, some of it is in Kiswahili but I’ll answer any questions you have. I couldn’t find sources for most of the pictures, they are mostly from pinterest or celebrities
[Here’s the album!!](https://imgur.com/a/LO2AS)