- 小乖Lv 61 0 年前最佳解答
In the Mae Hong Sorn and Bann Thaton area, the women of the Karen Padaung villages wear multiple brass rings around the neck, the arms and the legs, and for this tribe the rings are the most prominent sign of female beauty and status. The rings on the neck reach from the clavicle up to beneath the chin, and these rings are always held very tighly by the bone structure from clavicle to chin. This neck ring adornment is started when the girls are 5 or 6 years old and the neck grows longer as additional rings are added with each passing year. It is from this practice that this tribe has gained the name of "Long Necks". One woman in Plam Piang Din Village wears 37 brass rings around her neck and this is considered ideal.
- WhiteLv 41 0 年前
Introduction of Padaung
The Kayan are a group of the Karenni people, a Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority of Myanmar (Burma). They are also known as Padaung (Burmese: ပဒောင္‌လူမ္ယုိး. In the 1990s, due to conflict with the military regime in Burma, many Kayan tribespeople fled into neighbouring Thailand. There they live with an uncertain legal status in the border area, in villages set up to display them to tourists willing to pay to admire their particular body modification, which consists of coiling lengths of brass around the necks of the women. There are around 7,000 members of the Kayan tribe.
An unrelated tribe in central Borneo are also called the Kayan, similar to, and neighbors of, the Kenyah tribe. They are part of a larger grouping of people referred to collectively as the orang ulu, or upriver people. They are known for being fierce warriors, former headhunters, adept in dry-rice cultivation, and having extensive tattoos and stretched earlobes amongst both sexes.