The Giraffe Women in Thailand

Have you ever thought about such a thing as how long your neck is? Have you ever measured it? We are sure you would not be able to compete with the women of the Padaung tribe… The women from the Padaung tribe (Yan Pa Doung) are known as women with long necks or as giraffe women. Padaung is the group whose women wear ornaments known as neck rings, brass coils that are placed around the neck. These coils make the women look like a dragon,  which is an important figure in Kayan folklore. The coils protect them from tiger bites, more symbolically than literally. In the late 1980s and early 1990s...
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