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When New Zealand was colonized in the s, the ancient Māori practice of moko kauae—or sacred female facial tattooing—began to fade away. Now the art form is having a resurgence. Here's what it means to stamp your identity on your face. High in the mountains of Myanmar lives the Chin tribe whose women still bear the scars of a barbaric ancient tradition. When they were aged 12 to 14, these women had their faces tattooed in a painstaking process that took days to complete. According to legend, the tradition started to make the women so. Under a hazy evening in Mindat, Chin State, the year-old is discussing the tattoos she's had on her face for nearly five decades. Of Myanmar's over ethnic groups, more than 50 are Chin, and in the past the women of each tribe would wear distinct tattoo designs, including: pa mae, which covers the whole face.

chin women tattoos Face

chin women tattoos Face

chin women tattoos Face

chin women tattoos Face



chin women tattoos Face

High in the mountains of Myanmar lives the Chin tribe whose women still bear the scars of a barbaric ancient tradition. When they were aged 12 to 14, these women had their faces tattooed in a painstaking process that took days to complete. According to legend, the tradition started to make the women so. In Myanmar's mountainous and hard-to-reach Chin State, the ethnic minority women are renowned for their remarkable face tattoos. The face-tattooed women in Chin State is an indispensable part of Burma diverse and distinctive culture, much like the thanakha (face-paint tradition). Discover the history and legends behind the tattooed faces of the Chin women in Myanmar. This fading tradition is one not to be missed. Generations ago, tribes in the Chin province of Myanmar began to tattoo the faces of young women Why would they do that, you ask? Surprising as it may seem, it turns out they actually had a pretty good reason. Advertisement. Page 1/5. Share. Portraits of tattooed Chin women of Myanmar. Sign of beauty: Facial tattoos traditionally seen as a sign of beauty by minority tribes in Myanmar. Beauty, they say, lies in the eyes of the beholder. It also lies in what tradition holds as a sign of beauty. The Muun, Magan and Chin tribes of remote and. "When they tattooed my eyelids I thought that they would disappear," she said, chewing pensively on betel nut. "I wanted to run away." The year-old was one of the last in her village to undergo the facial inking -- once a rite of passage for young ethnic minority Chin women in the remote northwest of military-dominated. When New Zealand was colonized in the s, the ancient Māori practice of moko kauae—or sacred female facial tattooing—began to fade away. Now the art form is having a resurgence. Here's what it means to stamp your identity on your face. Under a hazy evening in Mindat, Chin State, the year-old is discussing the tattoos she's had on her face for nearly five decades. Of Myanmar's over ethnic groups, more than 50 are Chin, and in the past the women of each tribe would wear distinct tattoo designs, including: pa mae, which covers the whole face.

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