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Sunrise reflection at Smith Rock
Long neck Padaung woman, Inle Lake, Myanmar  The Padaung tribe, also called Kayan Lahwi, are a subgroup of the ethnic Karen people.    Girls first start to wear brass rings, as a form of cultural identity, when they are around five years old, gradually adding more turns as they get older. The weight of the brass pushes the collar bone down and compresses the rib cage. According to Wikipedia, the neck itself is not lengthened; the appearance of a stretched neck is created by the deformation of the collar bone. The coils are rarely removed and the neck muscles under the coil become weakened.  In recent times, due to discouragement by the government of ring wearing, some women have been removing their coils.  Portraits of older and younger women, with more, and with fewer, rings can be seen here, and also a couple of photos of a long neck woman weaving using a backstrap loom:  http://goo.gl/8r1RDL  21/04/14 www.allenfotowild.com
04-21-2014 - It was confusing when I took the picture trying to determine what was and was not reflection.  Looking at the image now I'm more confused...          Link to Photo Without Frame
Sunrise reflection at Smith Rock

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Photo by: Ilene Samowitz · See photo in original gallery.

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