At the climax of the ceremony, each initiate has his hair shaved by his mother. This is one of the most poignant moments of his life, as he now leaves the peak period of warriorhood behind and prepares for the responsibilities of adulthood.


  • Title: Head-Shaving of Maasai Warriors
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1995
  • Location: Kenya
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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