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Thailand | The brass leg rings of a Padaung woman in Nai Soi, a refugee village close to the Burmese border in the Mae Hong Son District | © Anders Ryman

The brass leg rings of a Padaung woman in Nai Soi, Thailand via Anders Ryman

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

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.

A young girl from the Padaung hill tribe aka long neck, a sub-group of the Karen hill tribe, near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, stares intensely at the camera. The Padaung are Burmese refugees that fled to Thailand in order to escape persecution. The brass rings around their necks are considered to be a sign of great beauty.

A young girl from the Padaung hill tribe aka long neck, a sub-group of the Karen hill tribe, near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, stares intensely at the camera. The Padaung are Burmese refugees that fled to Thailand in order to escape persecution.

Kayan Padaung girl (group of Karenni people - a Tibeto-Burman enthic minority of Myanmar (Burma) ||

Kayan Padaung girl -- group of Karenni people -- a Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority of Myanmar.

An akha hilltribe woman in Doi Mae Salong, - An akha hilltribe woman in Doi Mae Salong, Chiang Rai, Thailand

An akha hilltribe woman in Doi Mae Salong, Chiang Rai, Thailand

The Long Neck Ladies of Thailand, Mae Hong Son. May have been the coolest spot I went to in Thailand

The Long Neck Ladies of Thailand, Mae Hong Son. people photography, world people, faces

Iman as Cleopatra

Iman, styled as Egyptian Queen, Nefertiti. On December 1912 – "Pharaonic Queen Nefertiti bust, wife of the Pharaoh Akhenaten's was discovered in the Tel el-Amarna area of Minya in southern Egypt." Remember The Time - Michael Jackson

Burma | Padaung Woman with Copper Rings on Legs. Loikaw | © Robert van der Hilst

Burma | Padaung Woman with Copper Rings on Legs. Loikaw | © Robert van der Hilst

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