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Women of the Karen Padaung villages

"Chiengmai or Chiangmai", is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, and is the capital of Chiang Mai Province. Since the 1st time a step in the country of Thailand one of my dream is to visit Chiangmai, not just to see the many tribes of people, like Karen women! But I feel so curious about this placeā€¦.

The Karen-Padaung in Phrae

The women of these Karen tribes display their beauty, and their status as married women, by wearing carved elephant tusk in their ears. When a woman is married, her ears are pierced and an elephant tusk of one to four centimetres in length is inserted. Unmarried girls in these tribes do not wear the ear pieces, but they do wear white dresses, in contrast to the red and black dresses worn by the married women.

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