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Wa Ho Ho Thanaka

Posted by
Stephen Skok (ASCOT VALE, Australia) on 15 May 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

As I've mentioned, women and children with faces coated in Thanaka is a very common sight in Burma.

Thanaka, is a traditional Burmese cosmetic made from bark, that also acts as a sunscreen. It's used throughout Burma, mostly by women and girls. Often it's applied in a variety of patterns in a tradition that goes back over 2000 years.

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