Nuaulu Female Initiation

When a girl gets her first period she is "entered" into a hut where she is secluded for several weeks.

When she comes out she is ritually bathed. Here her hair is washed.

This girl has been bathed and dressed up.

The following day the girl goes around the village visiting many people.

Gifts, such as plates and soap, are given to her when she goes around visiting.

The second day she is again ritually bathed in a stream near the village.