"Karen Hill Tribe Pa-Dong (Long Neck) - Thailand", 2019

"Karen Hill Tribe Pa-Dong (Long Neck) - Thailand", 2019

SKU: 31004

Artist: John Peaspanen


About the Artwork: The women of this Thai tribe are commonly referred to by Westerners as "Giraffe Women." Surprisingly, the heavy brass rings do not actually extend or stretch the neck. This illusion is achieved by the downward compression of the rib cage, collar bones and shoulders over the lifetime of the wearer.


“I created this series of indigenous portraits to celebrate the diversity and unique tribal beauty found across the globe. Societal ideals and ideas of what is beautiful vary among cultures. One group’s perfection can often seem extreme to others. However, it is in these unique displays that we see that we are all not so different, after all. We are all ONE TRIBE.” —John Peaspanen


Media: Acrylic on canvas


Dimensions:  15" wide by 30" Tall


Framed: Gallery wrapped