UNITED KINGDOM – CIRCA 1925: Giraffe women of Burma. London, about 1930. (Photo by Harlingue/Roger Viollet/Getty Images)
ca 1935: Three Padaung women play cards. Image: Keystone/Getty Images (via mashable)
A policeman in London directing three giraffe necked women from Burma along Elgin Avenue, London. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
Vier “Giraffenfrauen” aus Burma bei ihrer Ankunft in London, Victoria Station. Photographie. England. 1. 4. 1936. Four Padaung-women from Burma at their arrival in London, Victoria Station. Photograph. England. April 1st 1936.
“The Kayan Lahwi people, also known as Padaung, are a minority ethnic group with populations in Burma and Thailand. Padaung women are famous for their distinctive custom of wearing brass coils around their necks.” (read more at mashable.com) Once upon a time in 1935 these so called “giraffewomen” visited London. This journey was captured in black and white. We think these images, of cultures colliding, are truly wonderful and very inspiring. ( All Getty Images via viralnova.com/vintag.es )
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