A look inside Shan State, Myanmar.  Adorned in the traditional sunscreen and make up paste, Thanaka, the people of Shan State remain tied to the land and craft traditions. They use traditional organic methods while toiling the land. Weave silk from lotus flowers and make beautiful traditional silver jewellery. It is really hard to describe how exclusively hidden from media and outside influences these hills and lakes are. It was hard to comprehend the Myanmar that is portrayed in world media, when experiencing hospitality from these peaceful community dwellers in Shan State.

 

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