Chin funeral of child
Funeral of 5-year old girl, Krai Do (Burmese: Kyar Hto) village, hills near Mindat, Chin State, Myanmar. The child fell sick of unknown illness and died within three days. There is no clinic or medical attention beyond Mindat, a three-hour walk. Outside the house of the deceased, villagers wait and drink home-made millet liquor from buffalo horns. Originally animist, many Chins are now Christian, and the last shaman in this village dies two months ago. The womens' faces are tattooed, traditional among Chin women. It was officially stopped by the government in the 1960s, but still continues in remoter villages, even for women in the 20s.
Photo ID: 20305_16bw_FuneralofChinchild
Author: Michael Freeman
File state: Final
Photo size: 16.2 Mpixels (46.2 MB uncompressed) - 4928x3280 pixels (16.4x10.9 in / 41.7x27.8 cm at 300 ppi)