This original hand carved sculpture, crafted from aerated concrete block, was inspired by the ‘long necks’ or more precisely the ‘Kayan’ women, originally from northern Thailand. Traditionally the females begin to wear the brass neck coils around their necks from about the age of five (the brass coils do not actually lengthen the neck, but depresses the collar bone/rib cage). There are different theories regarding the purpose of the coils worn. One theory suggests that women would be less attractive and be more protected from becoming slaves for other tribes. Another theory suggests that they are worn as to become more attractive by exaggerating sexual dimorphism (women having more slender necks than men). Another interesting theory is that the coils give women resemblance to a dragon, relevant to folklore, giving protection against Tiger bites.This sculpture has been meticulously carved by hand, including the next coils, which have then been coated in metallic acrylic paint. A very unique art piece. Measurements: approximately 44cm in height.
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