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Myanmar, Chin State, Kyi Chaung Village

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Myanmar, Chin State, Kyi Chaung Village

Myanmar, Chin State, Kyi Chaung Village. A Chin woman with tattooed face. It was customary in the past for girls to be tattooed at 14 or 15 years old, a painful process which took two days

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© Nigel Pavitt/John Warburton-Lee Photography Ltd

Burma Burmese Chin State Custom Face Facial Female Marking Myanmar Piercing Profile Tattoo Tattooed Tattoos Tribal Woman Women Chin Lobe Plug


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In this print from Discover Images by AWL, we are transported to the enchanting village of Kyi Chaung in Myanmar's Chin State. The image showcases a remarkable Chin woman with an intricately tattooed face, offering us a glimpse into the rich cultural traditions of this region. The photograph reminds us that in earlier times, it was customary for young girls to undergo a painful two-day process of facial tattooing at the age of 14 or 15. This ancient tradition served as a rite of passage and symbolized beauty and identity within the community. As we observe her profile, we can't help but be mesmerized by the delicate markings adorning her face. The tribal patterns tell stories unique to her heritage and serve as a visual representation of her belongingness to the Chin culture. Beyond her tattoos, other striking features catch our attention - from traditional piercings on her ears to lobe plugs that reflect further aspects of their customs and adornment practices. This powerful image not only captures the individuality and strength exuded by this remarkable woman but also serves as a reminder of Southeast Asia's diverse tapestry. It invites us to appreciate different cultures' distinct expressions while fostering understanding and respect for their customs. Through this photo print, NP has skillfully encapsulated both beauty and history in one frame – allowing viewers worldwide to embark on an immersive journey through time and space without leaving their own surroundings.

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