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Great convey 2005-07-21 1:55

excellent portrait. but could you tell us more about the markings on her face. it would be nice to know what social custom/tradition she's taking part in. but other than that, it's flawlessly clear and you obviously did a very good job of putting her at ease. good job.

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Old 07-21-2005, 10:04 AM
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Default To convey: tanaka

Hi, Convey

the tanaka is a powder extracted from the bark of a tree mixed with water, there can be many sorts, and it is used as a skin refresher and a protection against the sun, usually kids faces are soaped around with it, for full protection, but young women and teenagers, usually women, it is rarely seen on men, can apply it very artistically, like a make up, with leafy designs. Check the Myanmar galleries, there are some nice examples in some of the pages.
thanks for your comment, very much appreciated.

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