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Young burmese boy wearing Thanaka on his face

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A burmese boy from the village of Nyaung-U in Myanmar wearing Thanaka paste on his face. Thanaka, has been used by Burmese women for over 2000 years and, to a lesser extent also by men and boys. Thanaka powder applied on the skin, give a cooling sensation and provides protection from sunburn. It is made by grinding the wood and bark of the Murraya tree with a small amount of water.
Photo by Lorenz Berna
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A burmese boy from the village of Nyaung-U in Myanmar wearing Thanaka paste on his face. Thanaka, has been used by Burmese women for over 2000 years  and, to a lesser extent also by men and boys. Thanaka powder applied on the skin, give a cooling sensation and provides protection from sunburn. It is made by grinding the  wood and bark of the Murraya tree with a small amount of water.<br />
Photo by Lorenz Berna