Hair-raising Yao women show off their long locks

In Huangluo Yao Village, female members of Yao people performed a ritual of raising and fastening lengths of their natural hair to their heads in front of tourists, on Sunday. Yao tradition dictates that women can only receive one hair cut in their lifetime, usually at the age of 18, to symbolise the woman’s coming of age. The women washed their hair with the same water used to boil rice, with... Еще the younger ones assisting their elders in washing and tying up their hair to traditional music and dance.

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