Monday, January 26, 2009


One of the most intriguing things you see in Burma (or Myanmar, if you prefer--I don't) is the use of thanaka,
a paste made from ground tree bark that is used by women and children (rarely by men) as a combination make-up and sun screen. Sometimes it's just a dot on the nose, an imprint of a leaf on the cheek, or a more elaborate design. Sometimes it's just smeared on haphazardly. Here are a few images of our trip last month.

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