Becoming an Adult
Neil MacGregor focuses on rites of passage, including a hair-binding ritual from Vanuatu.
Neil MacGregor continues his series on the expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world and across time.
He focuses on rites of passage, marking the transition from childhood to adulthood, including a lock of bound hair, from the collections of the British Museum, which reveals an important ritual for teenage boys on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.
Producer Paul Kobrak
Produced in partnership with the British Museum
Photograph (c) The Trustees of the British Museum.