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Mandalay Flower

Posted by
Stephen Skok (ASCOT VALE, Australia) on 17 June 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

A Mandalay flower seller complete with generous coating of Thanaka.

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.

This and the following few pics were all taken in January 2011.

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