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Photo Essay: Thanaka, the Make-Up of Burma

By , posted on: August 8, 2013
Thanaka is a cream that Burmese women have been using for over 2000 years as a make-up. They apply the cream to their faces in a variety of ways, but common designs include circles or squares on the cheeks. The cream is not only used for cosmetic reasons but also to protect their skin from the sun and to provide a cooling effect. Thanaka wood vendor waiting for buyers, Pyay Thanaka wood comes from the Murraya tree. It is used […] » read more


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