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Thanaka & Fruit

Posted by
Stephen Skok (ASCOT VALE, Australia) on 28 June 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

A fruit vendor at a Schwezigon Pagoda in Bagan. Bagan is an ancient capital that went into decline in the 13th century.

The woman and child have their faces covered in thanaka, 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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