Picture of the Week #39

The famous "neck ring" wearing Padaung tribe women of Burma.  Long necks are considered attractive in their culture.

Tourists pay to pose with her and take photographs - it's almost like a zoo.
What else is she supposed to do to earn a living?  Her people are fighting the Burmese government for their own autonomous region.  As a result, many are displaced and have become refugees in their own country (like the Kashmiri Pandits) and in neighbouring Thailand.


Mee said...

do do they sleep with this neck wear or does it come off at sleep time?

Neeraj said...

Nope, that thing doesn't come off at night!

Mee said...

gosh tat must be a killer!:(