Remote villages and traditions

I was rather hesitant about visiting the remote tribal Chin village in Rakhine state, but after careful background research and consideration, ultimately curiosity and the wish to find out for myself prevailed.  I had read about the traditional practice of tattooing young women in the villages, apparently to prevent girls being taken by princes from neighbouring areas.  I was able to visit two villages where there were around 7 – 8 elderly women who were tattooed.  The practice stopped several decades ago.  An account of the visit of the visit is on the sister blog here

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