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Wa woman selling silk.

The Wa people are a Chinese ethnic minority that live mainly in Yunnan Province. Wa women enlarge the holes in their ear lobes as big as the thickness of a thumb to hold big plugs of plain ivory or, more commonly, embossed silver.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Beijing, China
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Vittoria Eugenia Rigutto