Padaung Lady


Elderly Kayan Lahwi woman (also called Padaung), weaving in her shop on Inle Lake, Myanmar. Girls first start to wear rings when they are around 5 years old. Over the years the coil is replaced by a longer one and more turns are added. The weight of the brass pushes the collar bone down and compresses the rib cage. The neck itself is not lengthened; the appearance of a stretched neck is created by the deformation of the clavicle.

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