Bagan Myanmar Part 3 – Traditions
WARNING! This is not firewood! Burning it may cause an international incident. These trees are a very traditional type of “make-up” and sunscreen. You grind the tree on a stone, add water to make a paste and then apply in an artistic way!
Men, women and children all use this Thanaka. It supposedly has curative powers and is an anti-fungal.
Long necked women are traditionally weavers. They live in remote villages but can be found at many tourist places peddling their wares.