The Hand

You don't get married with empty hands. In every region of Togo, before marrying, the young woman gets ready by putting together her baby clothes, her crockery and a wardrobe full of wax fabric.
Above all, with the help of her parents, her mother in particular, she must have an economic activity which generates an income and a small sum to start up the household. This gives her some financial independence from her husband. In this culture, it is said that when a girl is wed with love as her only baggage, she runs the risk of returning to her mother's arms in tears very quickly.

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