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Palauan first baby ceremony

A first time mother jn a Palau ceremony celebrating the birth of her first baby with her younger sister assisting her. The mother is bathed with coconut oil and wore the traditional Palauan costume for the ceremony.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Koror, Palau