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Kids in Myanmar, in the early 2000’s, with their faces covered with thanaka, which is the ubiquitous, pale yellow paste that decorates the faces of women, children, even men. It’s applied like face paint: dots on the cheeks, circles across the face, or even as fun designs like stripes or swirly leaves to add a cool factor.

For centuries, the people of Myanmar have slathered thanaka, a thick, silky paste made from ground tree bark, on their faces to protect them from the sun.

Analog photography is alive!
Camera: Canon 1V

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