According to the 11th century romance Vis o Rāmin, Persian weddings were quite the affair. For the bride, "the hair was done, they applied moshg and anbar [natural perfumes] to hair, the cheeks were done, the eyes were made bigger using sormeh [a kind of eye makeup], and the eyebrows were shaped very artistically." Doesn't sound all that different from your average bridal hair and makeup routine today.
Middle Ages Persia
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