Portrait of smiling Burmese girl wearing thanaka on her face. Myanmar. by Hugh Sitton for Stocksy United

Portrait of smiling Burmese girl wearing thanaka on her face. Myanmar.

Thanaka is a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground bark. It is a distinctive feature of Myanmar (formerly Burma) seen commonly applied to the face and sometimes the arms of women and girls and to a lesser extent men and boys. The use of thanaka has also spread to neighboring countries including Thailand.
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Uploaded 21 March, 2013

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