Bukcha (not Bokche)

Bukcha (not Bokche)
Bukcha (not Bokche)
A Bukcha is Turkmen for a pouch to carry a flat loaf of bread that played a key role in the courtship/wedding ritual. The late Robert Pinner describes the Salor/Salyr ritual as the mother of the bride providing gifts to the mother of the groom including a flat envelope shaped bag called a Bokche (Bukcha).Hali 100 The Turkmen Wedding. The Yomut ritual is most likely about the same as the Salor.

Antique Yomut Bukcha
The Hort Yomut Bukcha
The Coccoon Yomud Bukcha Cocoon
This page is part of a cooperative project with Seyitguly Batyrov of Turkmen Carpets Online to give a proper spelling of common Turkmen terms used in describing rugs.