LONG HAIR VILLAGE IN CHINA
Women of Red Yao minority ethnic group wash their long hair in the river in Huangluo Yao Village, China. It is believed that long hair brings longevity, wealth and good fortune. The longer the hair, the more fortunate one will be. The women's hair was considered so important that only their husband or child were allowed to see it loose but this practice was abandoned in 1987.
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