What is the purpose of a cord around the waist?
February 28, 2008 10:01 AM Subscribe
(Hindu?) Question about the purpose of a cord around the waist of children.
posted by TheDukeofLancaster to Society & Culture (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My wife works for a preschool where a few children have this cord around their waist. There are several children with these, all of the families are originally from India. One of the young boys had never had his hair cut, one day he came in without the cord and a bald head. What is the significance of the cord? Is it related to the hair?