Exploring beauty: the Padaung women

“Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beauty is subjective, each one of us has a different idea of what he or she considers beautiful.

It has been said that the beauty relies in the eyes of the beholder.

A beauty concept also changes from one culture to another, and its expressed on how people uses ornaments, and glorifies certain parts of the body, it’s a lot more complex than it seems.

To explore this concepts it’s a very eye opening experience

This is the first post that will expose the different expressions for beauty around the world.

padaun woman, conde nast traveler magazine

 Padaung women, Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

 scott sculberg padaung women

      Padaung women by Scott Schulberg


    Padaung women by Eric Lafforgue

The Kayan are a tribe located in Burma, they have a small group called Padaung, many women of this tribe are called giraffe women because they use neck rings to lengthen it

They start wearing the rings at the age of five, and continue adding rings as long as they bodies are growing.

Anthropologists have different theories about the reason for women to start wearing this collars,

For many women in the tribe collars are beautiful, and they continue wearing them to preserve their culture.

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