Kher-u Din throwing his hairs outside near his house, in a clean place (as opposed to throwing them in the garbage or in the oven), a Kyrgyz tradition..Although the Kyrgyz are Sunni Muslims, their rituals also reflect other ancient traditions. They believe that evil spirits cause many medical problems...The young Kher-u Din is getting a haircut: his head will be shaved to "cure" a persistent headache...The Kyrgyz settlement of Tchelab, near Chaqmaqtin lake, Haji Bootoo Boi's...
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Kher-u Din throwing his hairs outside near his house, in a clean place (as opposed to throwing them in the garbage or in the oven), a Kyrgyz tradition..Although the Kyrgyz are Sunni Muslims, their rituals also reflect other ancient traditions. They believe that evil spirits cause many medical problems...The young Kher-u Din is getting a haircut: his head will be shaved to "cure" a persistent headache...The Kyrgyz settlement of Tchelab, near Chaqmaqtin lake, Haji Bootoo Boi's camp...Trekking through the high altitude plateau of the Little Pamir mountains, where the Afghan Kyrgyz community live all year, on the borders of China, Tajikistan and Pakistan.


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