Statue of Padaung

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The Padaungs, who hold the title of women with the longest neck in the world, are a sub-group of the Red Karen Tribe. Padaungs, which means long neck in Shan, are also known as Giraffe Girls. A Padaung woman wears an average of 20 rings in her lifetime. These heavy brass rings, weighing about 10-12 kilograms, press the shoulders down over time, distorting the shape of the body and lengthening the neck. Rings are started to be worn around the necks of children when they are 5-6 years old and the number of rings is increased every year.

This work symbolizes the life and lifestyle of Padaung women.