Weddings often have a central ritual that most people regard as an absolutely necessary part of the ceremonies. Such rituals may involve the exchanges of gifts or money mentioned elsewhere. The objects you will see here encapsulate parts of the wedding rituals of different ethnicities and religions in Penang, and each have particular symbolic value. Although rituals may appear to be set in stone, the way they are performed and the objects used in fact change through time – even if they retain core elements.
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