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Usually refers to hair tufted or tied into a ball or bun at the top of the head. Can also refer to feathers, ribbons, or other forms of head dress at the crown of the head.

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"Compassion: Portrait of Ngawang Chodrub Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist meditator, Nyingma master, nakgpa, wearing a top knot and Adi, Tharlam Monastery porch, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal 1990" by Wonderlane is licensed under CC BY.

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