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  pomjuk

 

Thailand

A child with a pomjuk. Growing a tuft of hair rests on a centuries old belief that should prevent children from becoming chronically ill. The pomjuk is eventually shaved off at the age of 11 or 13 during a traditional tonsure ceremony called Pittikohnjuk.

See also POSTAGE STAMPS (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7).