Monday, September 1, 2008

THY BEAUTY IS TO ME!




The Padaung people of Burma believe that a long neck is beautiful. When a woman is young, she has a brass ring fastened around her neck. Over the years, rings are added until the neck becomes elongated and the beauty is achieved. She also wears brass rings around her legs, and daily carries around about twenty pounds of brass.




9 comments:

Ria said...

Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog. :)Your blog is very interesting , I will definitely be back again! :) Take care

Bay Martin said...

You are always welcome. I will always include you on my regular rounds.

Have a great time blogging!

The Man Under the Mango Tree said...

They are actually an ethnic minority group of Kayin (Karen) people in Myanmar(Burma). Also called Padaung, Long-necked Tribe, Giraffe-necked people, and "Wednesday Children."

Bay Martin said...

The Kayans appear to be Mongolian in origin. They have their own language and traditions. The origins of the practice are very unclear.

Monchet said...

Nagmukha na tuloy silang giraffe. Very weird traditions.

Bay Martin said...

@ Ria

You are always welcome. And I sincerely appreciate your visit, too! Swing by when your time permits you to.

Bay Martin said...

@ The Man

Some of them are now living in a very remote place near the Thai border.

Bay Martin said...

@ Ramon

They are sometimes called, the long-necked, giraffe-necked women of Burma.

Monch said...

Masyadong weird yata ang tribo na yan, gustong magmukhang giraffe ang kanilang mga girls hmmpppp!!