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Let Him Be Gray-Headed!#Childhood in the modern culture of Chinese Tuvinians

..., in contrast to the Tuvinians of Russia, the maternity cycle of the Chinese Tuvinians still includes the customs connected with the afterbirth and navel-string, which never used to be discarded but were kept in a special place. The large system of rituals pertaining to childhood, which has preserved a lot of archaic features, is intended, firstly, to protect children against evil eye and evil spirit. Secondly, these rituals should contribute to the children gaining health and becoming sound family and clan members. ...

Modified: 17.12.2015
Chinese Tuvinians , Tuvinians , childhood , traditional rituals , rituals , verbal component , tradition
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