Silver head dress is passed down thru the generations. This lady belongs to a tribe that think animals not people should have white teeth. They blacken the teeth with a plant root.
the fresh markets are in every village
water is still hauled the old fashion way
this lady had a portable coconut shell ashtray for her cigar.
there is no question about social networking in every corner of the planet.
Burma is dominated by Buddhism, we visited many monasteries.
The nuns all wear a shade of pink.
a nibble after school
the local nun's school bus
sandals make it easy when entering all the "no shoes" policy around any Buddha
the morning walk to collect daily meal
monk in the "shower"
it takes a lot of rice to feed a couple hundred monks.
Monks at the hilltop temple in Mandalay.
ready to collect the daily meal
young monks in prayer
some youngsters enter the monastery at an early age, usually to insure some better education
spider web tattoos put on when she was 9 years old
the tattoo actually includes the eye lids, ouch that had to hurt
notice that her earlobe was torn by to heavy an ornament
Myanmar ancient beauty secret – Thanaka powder . ... The wood and bark has been used extensively by Burmese women as ... Thanaka is applied to the face and the arms
colorful young girl
the longneck Burmeese
living by the river means free water for cloths washing
young woman prepares a chicken for scalding and plucking
sometime the rings will total 24 or more. The weight of the brass rings gradually pushes the shoulder bones down.
hand tossing corn to remove chaff
a profile that looks very American Indian
preparing fibers for weaving
the Lotus stalk being torn apart to get the fiber.
lots of old looms still in use today
many homes have inside kitchen fire arrangements
traveling by 3 wheeler is common