Karen Hill Tribe Village
Half of all hill-tribe people in Thailand belong to the Karen tribe which came from Myanmar (Burma). They number about 300,000, and live in isolated settlements in northern Thailand. The women are skilled weavers while the men farm. Women wear brass bracelets wound around their neck, also worn on wrists and below the knees, which has given the tribe the nickname of long-necked. Because hill-tribe people are mainly refugees, they are not Thai citizens and live in poverty, supported by tourism and churches.
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