2020 / People / Family (Non-Pro)

Kayan People

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  • Photographer
    Win Tun Naing

The Kayan are a sub-group of Red Karen (Karenni people), Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority of Myanmar (Burma). Most of them are Kayan Lahwi (also called Padaung), the group in which women wear the brass neck coils. Women of the Kayan tribes identify themselves by their forms of dress. Women of the Kayan Lahwi tribe are well known for wearing neck rings, brass coils that are placed around the neck, appearing to lengthen it. Girls first start to wear rings when they are around 5 years old. Over the years, the coil is replaced by a longer one and more turns are added.

Win Tun Naing (Burmese: ??????????????) was born in Myanmar (Burma). He has been interested in photography for many years, but he only started shooting a few years ago. He enjoys travel photography which is for nature, people, cultures, customs, and architectural.