Saturday, February 2, 2013
Kayaw and Padaung peoples
Kayaw is another Karen sub group. The women and girls in this tribe add painted decorative elements to their faces as part of their traditional dress. They were quite beautiful and distinctive in their look. Black striped skirts are worn with brightly coloured, hand woven tunics. Silver is used to adorn their dress, but the main feature of this tribe is their use of brass rings around their legs. These rings, worn at the knee and the ankle on each leg are seen as enhancing natural beauty and are a prized part of their traditional dress.