Betel Chewing Ceromonies (000030)
Thailand Hilltribe (Akha) (Jun 1992)
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Photograph by Martin Madsen

A woman with lips stained red indicating she is a long-time betel chewer. Her headdress (made of coins) identifies her with the Akha hill tribe living in the hills of north Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and China. For a close-up of the coins on the headdress, click here.