Kayan woman, Thailand

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© Wojciech Samotij
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UploadedOctober 30, 2006
TakenSeptember 10, 2006
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D70s
Exposure1/40 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm
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Women from the Kayan tribe wear neck rings or coils made of brass that are placed around the neck. The coils are first applied when the girls are six years old, and the coil is replaced with longer coils as the weight of the brass pushes down the collar bone and compresses the rib cage (approximately once a year till the age of sixteen). This results in the appearance of a very long neck.

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  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (3 Feb 2008):

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (8 Sep 2014):

    Strange custom, excellent capture!

  • Nasrin Tajadod

    Nasrin Tajadod gave props (25 Aug 2017):

    very beautiful work.

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