Saturday, May 16, 2009

8-9 May – The Long Neck Tribe, Thailand

Along the Burmese border there are some very special refugees from Burma. They are the Padaung people, more popularly called the Long Necks.
The women are wearing heavy brass spirals around their necks, and their necks look longer the longer they wear these spirals. The practice, which is very bizarre, starts when the girl is around five years old. Grown up women wear a brass spiral which can weigh 5-10 kg. That is a very heavy adornment to be hanging around your neck!

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