On a high plateau in eastern Burma is "a country of female giraffe (the so-called this place the Polish scholar Witold de Golish). Here lives padaung tribe, numbering about 7 thousand people. According to legend, the brass ring prevents women from tigers.
Brass rod with a diameter of about 0,85 cm bordered around the neck of girl aged 5 years the village healer. After the divination bones from the chicken around the neck of girls made a few rings. Rings are added periodically. The burden of beauty is about 9 kilograms. Weight rings on the hands and feet can reach 13, 5 kg. Since the ring hinder movement, the women walking shamble. Given that "ringed" women can not drink in the normal position (with a slightly tilted back his head), they lean forward, through a straw to quench their thirst. When they say, it seems that their voices are heard from the well.
In the past, as a punishment for adultery ring around the neck removed. Then head sharply downwards, and could happen suffocation.
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