Chinor wears the traditional 6-braids of an unmarried girl - she will have 2 long braids when married. For practical reasons the braids are buttoned to the back of her dress, keeping the long hair out of the way as she does her various chores around camp...Daily life at the Khan (chief) summer camp of Kara Jylga...Trekking through the high altitude plateau of the Little Pamir mountains (average 4200 meters) , where the Afghan Kyrgyz community live all year, on the borders of China, Tajikistan...
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Chinor wears the traditional 6-braids of an unmarried girl - she will have 2 long braids when married. For practical reasons the braids are buttoned to the back of her dress, keeping the long hair out of the way as she does her various chores around camp...Daily life at the Khan (chief) summer camp of Kara Jylga...Trekking through the high altitude plateau of the Little Pamir mountains (average 4200 meters) , where the Afghan Kyrgyz community live all year, on the borders of China, Tajikistan and Pakistan.


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