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Article: Visual markers of marital status

Visual markers of marital status

Male Marital Status Markers

  • Male marital status markers are usually less elaborate than female marital status markers.
  • In many cultures, male marital status markers may not exist.
  • In some Western nations, husbands wear a wedding ring on the left hand.
  • Wedding rings can be made of various materials such as gold, platinum, or tungsten carbide.
  • Manual laborers may wear rings made of more durable materials like tungsten or bear an ink tattoo to avoid damaging precious metal rings.

Female Marital Status Markers - Jewelry

  • In many Western cultures, a proposal of marriage is traditionally accompanied by the gift of an engagement ring.
  • The engagement ring is usually worn on the left ring finger.
  • Wedding ceremonies often include the exchange of wedding rings.
  • In Jewish tradition, the wedding ring must be a plain band without gemstones.
  • Toe rings are traditionally worn by Indian wives on the second toe of both feet.

Female Marital Status Markers - Headwear

  • In Orthodox Judaism, married women cover their hair outside of their home.
  • The type of hair covering may vary based on local customs or personal preference.
  • Turkmen wives wear a special hat called Alyndaňy.
  • Married Hindu women may wear a sindoor, a red powder, on their foreheads.
  • Tibetan wives wear aprons.

Female Marital Status Markers - Clothes

  • In western and northern Europe, it was previously common for widows to wear black clothing until the first anniversary of their husband's death.
  • Some widows still practice this custom.
  • Hindu wives wear bangles on both hands and do not remove them until they are single.
  • Middle-class wives may wear bangles made of gold, silver, or other materials.
  • Some Hindu wives also wear white or red bangles.

Female Marital Status Markers - Hairstyle

  • Zuni women have specific hairstyles indicating their marital status.
  • The hairstyle of married women in Zuni culture differs from unmarried women.
  • Hairstyles can be used as visual markers of marital status in various cultures.
  • The hairstyle of married women in certain cultures may be more elaborate or distinct.
  • Marital status can be indicated through specific hair arrangements or accessories.

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