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If the clasp is close to the necklace pendant – Arabic Children’s Folk Belief

Context: She was in an all-girls middle school in Jordan, and learned about this from other schoolgirls. She thought that this was silly, and did not pay much mind to it. Belief: “Young teenage girls used to think that if the clasp of the necklace is all the way down by the pendant, that means… Continue Reading »

Sōk Sōk – Iranian Children’s Game

Description of Informant PK (79) is a small, frail woman with dyed blonde hair and piercing eyes. PK was born and raised in Abadan, Iran in an “Oil Company Family.” OCFs were families whose primary income came from the large British oil company in Iran. They were well compensated and taken care of, living in… Continue Reading »