A Barber at Work in the Bazaar

Taken in Afghanistan in 1976 in the northern town of Kunduz, we see a 'barber' at work trimming the beard of a 'haji', as designated by the white turban. This older man squats comfortably on his haunches, undaunted by the rigors of age which most of us would feel at his age in this position. But Asians are acccustomed to squatting and have done it all their lives, unlike us here in the West.