Burma - Kyle Adler
This 18-year-old Padaung girl proudly wears the brass coils on her neck as a symbol of ethnic identity.  She told us her younger sister chooses not to wear the ornaments as she goes to a Burman school where most of the other students are not Padaung.  The tradition was often scorned as backwards during the military regime, but now young Padaung women are again often choosing to practice it.

This 18-year-old Padaung girl proudly wears the brass coils on her neck as a symbol of ethnic identity. She told us her younger sister chooses not to wear the ornaments as she goes to a Burman school where most of the other students are not Padaung. The tradition was often scorned as backwards during the military regime, but now young Padaung women are again often choosing to practice it.

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