Tibetan dating customs ancient dating methods
Please realise that for Tibetan families often the wife and daughters' jewels constitute the life savings of many succesive generations.
This perfectky suited their nomadic history, as jewelry is easy to transport - and these precious items are handed down from generation to generation, are only parted with in the direst circumstances, as they are memoirs of the past and gifts of love.
Wedding customs in Nepal vary according to ethnic groups and castes.
Traditionally Nepalese marriages are arranged, a deal between two sets of parent.
Sherpas withdifferent castes in Nepal however, are not subject to national and geographic constraints and can intermarry. First, one man can invite someone to go to a girl's house with him to speak with her parents and bring them wine and a khada.
In the past child marriage along with polygamy was widely accepted and preferred.
This attitude has changed especially with the instituting of governmental laws which state that girls have to be 18 before marriage is permissible.
A word about Tibetan costumes and decoration: You will see many examples of the unique and marvellous Tibetan costumes which decorate Tibetan ladies so beautifully, please allow me to explain to you the cultural background and signifcance the colourful dresses and ornaments.
To show their love and devotion, a great many tibetan husbands and fathers shower the women of their families with presents, and devote most of the families income and savings into ornaments and accessories for their wives made of precious metals and gemstones.
When they first meet, Sherpa people will ask each other's caste first.