Tusaykeser ceremony

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Tusaykeser ceremony

Tusaykeser (Тұсаукесер) ritual held in Linwood. Tusaykeser is a Kazakh tradition where once a toddler is able to take their first steps, a rope is cut from between their legs, allowing them to walk towards a series of items laid out in front of them, such as a musical instrument, soccer ball, money, and a book. Whichever item the child picks up is believed to predestinate his or her future life’s profession or passion.
From a collection of photographs of the Kazakh community in Christchurch and Canterbury.


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