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Note the shaven head of the taboo-keeper, top. This image and caption published in Kwaio Religion: Columbia Univ. Press, 1982, page 149. The man who has been the suru'ai main taboo-keeper for the ritual has his head shaved. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/sca) This digital image is a surrogate of an item from the Roger M. Keesing Papers (MSS 427) - Roll 21, Item 10. [Title, Date]. Roger Keesing Papers. MSS 427. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego. [Digital Object URL]
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