Long Neck

Fine art print, 100 x 100 cm. The work references the women of the Padaung, a highland tribe of the Karen people of southeastern Myanmar and Vietnam. In a tradition of this ethnic minority, many of whom now live in Thailand, women wear brass coils around their necks, making these appear longer and therefore more beautiful. According to the custom, the status of a woman is visible through the height of the coils. As their height increases, so do her chances of marriage.