Galina Suikieva, About the Ritual of the First Haircut
Galina says that according to Kalmyk tradition a child has his/her first hair cut at the age of one. It is the child’s maternal uncle who has to cut. A small bundle of the hair is wrapped in a cloth and sewed in the child’s clothing.
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