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Padaung. Long-neck women (35 pics)

Posted in Pictures   25 Jun 2009   / 32098 views

Padaung or Kayan Lahwi is a group of the Karenni people, a Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority of Burma.
Women start wearing the brass neck coils at the age of five. Each coil is replaced with longer coils as the weight of the brass pushes the collar bone down and compresses the rib cage. Contrary to popular belief, the neck is not actually lengthened; the illusion of a stretched neck is created by the deformation of the clavicle.
Many ideas regarding why the coils are worn have been suggested. One of them is the coils might be meant to protect from tiger bites.
Kayan women, when asked, acknowledge these ideas, but often say that their purpose for wearing the rings is cultural identity (one associated with beauty).


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Comments (11):

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BEA 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Do you know what happens if that necklace is taken out? They die.
       
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Dee 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
really stupid customs dash2
       
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red 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Koshechka_11 this is some b.s.
       
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Double J 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
They started this tradition because there used to be a big problem with husbands choking their wives.
       
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zomborg 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
It's not stupid it's their customs, their traditions. Just like in our culture we get our drivers license or go to the prom. That's how they live and this is how we live.
       
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ally 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
41 cool
       
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rt 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I think is a good idea to make your neck longer but not that long
       
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Peter Ole Kvint 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
The lady in the picture 8 is their female chief.
       
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