tashkurghan (2)The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you. ~ Rumi

A Tajik newly-wed in traditional red clothing, which she will wear for one year after her marriage ceremony. Tashkurghan Tajik Autonomous County lies in the far west of China within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The existence of smaller autonomous areas within larger ones was a highly developed system of governance in the former Soviet Union known as “matrioshka-type federalism,” after the Russian dolls-within-dolls.