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Just a daily life scene in the market, the mother had a few vegetables and leaves on the ground which she was selling. Making use of the slow trade to groom her daughters hair. I liked the different expressions here, the intensity and concentration of the mother and the bored far-away look of her daughter.

Lice Legends
Having accompanied humans throughout history, lice are naturally omnipresent in legends and traditions worldwide… whether it be among the Inuit, Indians, Moslems or pre-Columbian civilisations.
The louse – a name given to certain animals by the Inuit, a symbol of hunting success among the Ton-gouse and of luck among Moslems, a means of payment in pre-Columbian civilisations (the poor paid their taxes in sacks of lice) – has accompanied humans through every era and on all continents.
In Greenland, there are many legends and stories referring to lice. At school, children do not learn the story of Little Red Riding Hood (Roodkapje) but that of a little girl Poorustini who loved lice so much, that she ate them!

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Viewed: 1985
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Additional Photos by Elaine springford (everlasting) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 774 W: 66 N: 1962] (14195)
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