kayan women

This photo taken on April 16, 2014 shows an ethnic Kayan woman wearing traditional clothes and bronze rings around her neck while holding a child in Panpet village, Demoso township in Kayah state, eastern Myanmar. Some ethnic Kayan women, also known as Padaung, begin wearing the bronze rings on their neck and legs from a young age. Usually they start wearing six to ten rings when they are five to ten-years-old and then they put on one more ring a year for years after then. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

Kayan Women from Northern Thailand

I can’t help feeling part fascination, part sadness when looking at these pictures of a Kayan woman and little girl wearing brass neck coils in Northern Thailand.

Nevertheless, they are beautiful pictures.

Karen Padaung little girl


Image sourcehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Karen_Padaung_Girl_Portrait.jpg


Kayan Woman


Image sourcehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kayan_woman_with_neck_rings.jpg

MYANMAR, Panpet : This photo taken on April 16, 2014 shows an ethnic Kayan woman wearing traditional clothes and bronze rings around her neck in Panpet village, Demoso township in Kayah state, eastern Myanmar. Some ethnic Kayan women, also known as Padaung, begin wearing the bronze rings on their neck and legs from a young age. Usually they start wearing six to ten rings when they are five to ten-years-old and then they put on one more ring a year for years after then. AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU