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Red karen child of Northern Thailand

By sawsengee  
Red karen child of 5 years old starting to wear the brass rings which over the years will be added to elongate the length of the neck for beauty and identity. V1 and V2 show my earlier uploads of older Karen women with the brass neck rings.
For more info on the culture and ethno existence of the red karen tribes, here are useful link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayan_people_(Myanmar)

https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/the-history-of-thailands-kayan-people/

THANK YOU everyone for the UAs, votes and pleasant comments.......very much appreciated. ee GrinGrinGrin


Tags: Photo journalism Young child Photo journalism people Northern Thailand red karen brass neck rings

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gpimages Plus
10 65 2 England
4 Feb 2021 7:53AM
What a really interesting set and story of such a different culture. Super photograph ee.
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Robert51 12 7 121 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 8:24AM
Super image that captures a way of life. Great job.
RLF Plus
11 18 4 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 9:19AM
A little angelSmile
Rob
viscostatic 14 49 10 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 9:26AM
A beautiful image and interesting background information.

Phil.
4 Feb 2021 9:55AM
Absolutely gorgeous, ee.
And if she had her left eye closed and a jammy dodger over her right eye, she wouldn't look unlike the little girl in my upload today, probably around the same age too.Smile

JohnSmile
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
4 Feb 2021 11:15AM
Such a fascinating culture , beautiful portrait ee
Ian
4 Feb 2021 12:23PM
Great portrait images, Sawsengee
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
4 Feb 2021 3:39PM
Always looks very uncomfortable for them to wear, especially for 24 hours a day. A wonderful set of portraits 😃👍
Trev 😀
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2021 3:57PM
Extraordinary set... Extraordinary people.
How very interesting to see... Isabel GrinGrinGrin
A stunning trio.
Carol
A beautiful child and interesting what different cultures consider as being beautiful. At one time in Japan it was binding feet. I wonder if any of it is worth the discomfort.
Gorgeous! I've heard that nowadays the custom is continued mainly for tourism, but the image is truly exquisite.
4 Feb 2021 9:10PM
a lovely child
and do they remove them to wash their necks?
8 Feb 2021 2:23PM
Beautiful portrait..Lin
10 Feb 2021 7:01PM
Everyone has their unique version of fashion depending on the culture.... Do any men partake in this uncomfortable practice ? A fascinating look into this cultural practice EE. thx for sharing the girl in your lead is so lovely .
best regards walt

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