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Haircutting ritual in Dieng Plateau

  • Girls with matted hair line up prior to the haircutting ritual. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Girls with matted hair line up prior to the haircutting ritual. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Locals believe that that these children are descendants of Kyai Kolodete and Ni Roro Ronce. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Locals believe that that these children are descendants of Kyai Kolodete and Ni Roro Ronce. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Tourists release lanterns into the sky during the ninth Dieng Culture Festival. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Tourists release lanterns into the sky during the ninth Dieng Culture Festival. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Salwa Qoirunisa is accompanied by her family prior to the haircutting ritual. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Salwa Qoirunisa is accompanied by her family prior to the haircutting ritual. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Local dancers perform during the festival. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Local dancers perform during the festival. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • People walk toward Arjuna Temple in Dieng Plateau, Central Java. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    People walk toward Arjuna Temple in Dieng Plateau, Central Java. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • The girls line up for the haircutting ritual. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    The girls line up for the haircutting ritual. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A village elder holds up a lock of matted hair. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A village elder holds up a lock of matted hair. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A young girl is shown a catfish stored in a bucket. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A young girl is shown a catfish stored in a bucket. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • One of the girls request a bicycle for the ritual. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    One of the girls request a bicycle for the ritual. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Three men carry jugs of “holy water” with which to wash the children’s hair. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Three men carry jugs of “holy water” with which to wash the children’s hair. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Village elders perform the haircutting ritual at the temple. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Village elders perform the haircutting ritual at the temple. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

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