Two Generations of Padaung

Category: People


Photo and caption by Ramin Hashempour

The Padaung are best known for the unusual practise that the Padaung women develop, of wearing brass rings around their necks, arms and legs. As a result, the Padaung women are often called the long-neck women of Myanmar. The brass coils are first applied when the girls are about five years old, and as the girl grows older, longer coils are added.I took this picture in September 2012 in Inle Lake.Two different generations of Padaung sitting away from eachother.

Location: Inle Lake , Myanmar (Burma)


More People Entries »

  1. Summer Love

    By Aidas Banaitis

  2. Women at Prayer

    By Rachel Glogowski

  3. All eyes

    By Sameer Masand