National Geographic : 1928 Sep
LADIES OF THE ROYAL COURT AT PNOMPENH The girl at the left is dressed in finery for the ceremony of hair cutting which will formally mark her transition from girlhood towomanhood. As a child only a single tuft of hair has been allowed to grow on her head. This is inclosed in the small goldbowl she wears. When thetuft iscut off, all the hair is allowed to grow out. The woman at' the right is clad in everyday costume and her hair represents theregular "Cambodian bob."