A mysterious story about the long-necked person, the symbol of the dragon.
In the Kayan culture, long necks are symbols of dragons, the highest animal, symbolizing beauty and prosperity. Therefore, the longer Kayan women are, the more beautiful they are.
Recently, photographer Omar Reda, a 34-year-old Lebanese photographer, visited a number of ethnic minority tribes in Southeast Asia and recorded interesting and impressive images of women.. Kayan is a long neck , living on the border between Myanmar and Thailand.
In the Kayan culture, long necks are symbols of dragons, the highest animal, symbolizing beauty and prosperity. Therefore, Kayan people always thought that the longer the neck, the more beautiful it was.
From the age of 5, Kayan women began wearing copper rings on their necks and arms and legs.
Every year, these the woman will wear a copper ring. From 5 years old to 25 years old, they will have the long neck as expected.
Some researchers believe that, not only wearing copper rings, Kayan women also wear costumes that make them look like long-necked dragons. Dragons considered by Kayan to be the father of everything.
However, there are also some people with different opinions, they think that Kayan women ‘s long necks and strange costumes are to drive away hungry tigers that are always lurking around the village.
Besides, there is also information that Kayan men deliberately extended their wife’s neck so that the enemies of other tribes would not take it.