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Thanaka

Myanmar, Mandalay, A child with facial designs using thanaka, a light yellow paste made from ground bark. Usually, women paint leaf-shaped designs on their faces to protect from the sun and disinfect their skin. Here the parents created artistic designs on their child's face.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Mandalay, Myanmar
Copyright: © Alain Schroeder