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