Thousands of years ago, when attacks on tribes in many parts of the world was common, women in the Kayani tribes of Burma (now Myanmar) began to melt down their valuables & coil them around their necks, arms, and ankles in order to keep their treasure safe.
In the event of an attack, they would be able to escape with all their valuables in tow.
Today, the women of these tribes are called ‘Giraffe Women,‘ and their neck-coiling custom is still alive & well in Thailand, where Kayani tribes have migrated in order to escape a brutal regime in their home country.
But the neck rings today are made of brass instead of gold, and young Kayani girls begin wearing them at the age of 5, adding one coil each year thereafter.
Take a peek at this custom.
You may even learn how to coil your own neck!
Can you see yourself as a ‘giraffe?’