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Meet The 'Giraffe Women' And Discover The Shocking Reason Behind Their Name.

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W hat you will do if someone puts a brass coil in your neck you will remove it. But can you believe this there is one tribe whose women used to wear brass coils around their neck. Meet the Kayan a sub-group of Karen (Karenni People). Padaung (Yan Pa Doung) is a Shan term for the Kayan Lahwi (the group whose women wear the brass neck coils). Girls first start to wear coils when they are five-year-old. Over the years, the coil is replaced by longer one and more turns are added. The weight of the coil pushes collar bone down and compresses the rib cage. When asked with anthropologist says 1. To make them less attractive to other tribes. 2. The coils originate from the desire to look more attractive by exaggerating sexual dimorphism.. 3. Coils give the women resemblance to a dragon. 4. Also to protect them from the tiger bites. When asked with Kayan' s women said that purpose of wearing the rings is a cultural identity. Whatever the reason is it is very disturbing and I can' t believe my eyes that they still wear it. What a misery they have been going through.

Beautiful yet bounded!

Beautiful yet bounded!

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The Padaung 'Giraffe Women' visit London, 1935

The Padaung 'Giraffe Women' visit London, 1935

These are the brass coils which they used to wear

These are the brass coils which they used to wear

Old 'Giraffe Women'

Old 'Giraffe Women'

A cute Padaung girl

A cute Padaung girl

A Still from the 90's

A Still from the 90's

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