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Africa | Ndebele Woman. Annah Banaye Ntuli displays her imlingakobe; a special, long strand of beads draped from the head which means the Trail of Tears. Imlingakobe are started when a male child is born and worked on until his circumcision. Her other adornment includes idzilla, brass rings covering the neck, legs, and arms; izigholwani and ingholwani, thick grass rings covered with beads; iphotho, an everyday beaded apron and ingubo, the striped marriage blanket. | © Lindsay Hebberd/Corbis
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A tribe of people in Burma value the length of a woman’s neck as a sign of beauty. Kayan women wrap brass coils around their necks at a young age, adding rings as they get older. The weight of the coils presses down the collarbone and ribcage, compressing them and making the neck appear elongated.
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A Padaung woman, wearing traditional brass neck rings, in Nai Soi, a refugee village close to the Burmese border in the Mae Hong Son Province of Thailand. The Padaung, whose homeland lies inside Bruma, are famous for their women's elongated necks caused by the addition of brass rings. | © Anders Ryman