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Creation Date

1975

Description

Hair lice are a constant nuisance for Batek. Men sometimes shave their heads to get relief, but women usually depend on friends and relatives to pluck out the lice and crush them. Here a woman is delousing her mother using a thin bamboo spatula made especially for this purpose, a common scene during leisure hours in Batek camps.

Source

Endicott Image Collection

Keywords

Lice -- Malaysia -- Kelantan., Batek (Malaysian people) -- Health and hygiene., Lebir River (Malay)

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