Beauty

Incredible Traditional Costumes Across the Globe

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Myanmar

Originating from Mongolia, the Padaung people moved to Myanmar, close to the border of Thailand. Counting 50,000 individuals they live in several of villages, located in the jungle, around the Salween River.

What is curious about them is the unusual jewelry worn by women. At young age of 5 girls are fitted bronze rings around their necks. This is done as a sign of beauty and status, adding more rings narrows the collarbone and makes it look like part of the neck. The more rings there are, the higher the status each woman has within the tribe. However, the exact origin of the tradition is unclear.

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