Basha Miao Village - the cut of a Man
The tribe leader wets a sickle with water that has been used to boil eggs, and proceeds to shave off all of the hair, apart from the central part. This piece is left intact to enable the coiling of the hair to produce a topknot, which is an essential masculine feature of a Basha man. It is also said that the bun or braid that is left intact represents a tree. There is no use of shaving cream or even water during this procedure, with the blade gently skimming the scalp, allowing patches of hair to fall to the ground.