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Chin families are believed to have tattooed their daughters’ faces to make them appear less desirable, and less likely to be kidnapped by travelling Burmese kings who would want to take them for wives. The Burmese socialist government banned the practice of face tattooing in 1972 as part of its program of modernization. This elderly woman is one of the last generation to bear facial tattoos. The chapter of Chin history will be vanished forever when she passed away.
How does a regular rural life in Myanmar like? To see the real faces of local culture the travel photographer should unite with local people, spend some time with them, be open for listening, share ... and observe. There is no chance to be accepted and permitted to take a stunning picture when passing by only and "take"...
For many Burmese hand making and handicraft is a way of life income. Artistic skills of local people are remarkable and the products made by hands are commonly purchased by tourists for souvenirs and gifts.