new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
View allAll Photos Tagged thanaka

Bagan (Myanmar)

For more photos and stories check my page out:

www.reportfromtheworld.altervista.org/

central dry zone, myanmar (burma)

Please don't use this image on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit and written permission. © All rights reserved

 

Bagan - Myanmar - Burma

 

you can listen some portuguese music: - Tiago Bettencourt & Mantha -

 

best viewed large: - Large -

 

on their faces, these little kids have tanaka - tanaka is a special cream or powder made out of the wood, which still represents an important part of burmese tradition. Usually women (and some children or few men) put tanaka on their faces to protect them against the sun. ;) ;)

 

Buddhist monks and novices in Myanmar (Burma)

 

Young Buddhist monk studying in Maha Ganayon Kyaung, Amarapura

 

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Website, gallery: Dietmar Temps, photography

304|2014

Yangon - Myanmar/Burma

 

© All rights reserved. Use without permission is illegal

Shy little girl with thanaka attending classes at a monastic school in Nyaung U, Myanmar (Burma)

 

Website: Dietmar Temps, photography

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Old woman, seen on the streets of Mandalay.

 

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Website, gallery: Dietmar Temps, photography

Black & White portrait of a boy playing in the streets in a village near Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

 

Website: Dietmar Temps, photography

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Una delle cose che considero più belle al mondo sono gli occhi dei bambini.

Ricevere il permesso di entrare nel loro mondo é uno dei doni più preziosi.

Ho giocato a nascondino con questa bimba e abbiamo riso e scherzato senza conoscere le rispettive lingue.

C'é un linguaggio universale che permette di ritrovarsi a "parlare" con gesti, sorrisi e sguardi ed é più immediato, sincero e riempie l'anima soprattutto se gli... interlocutori sono i bimbi :)

 

Please don't use this image on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

125|2012

Pindaya - Myanmar/Burma

 

© All rights reserved. Use without permission is illegal

Thanaka cream has been used by Burmese women for over 2000 years. It has a fragrant scent somewhat similar to sandalwood. The creamy paste is applied to the face in attractive designs, the most common form being a circular patch on each cheek, sometimes made stripey with the fingers known as thanaka bè gya, or patterned in the shape of a leaf, often also highlighting the bridge of the nose with it at the same time. It may be applied from head to toe (thanaka chi zoun gaung zoun). Apart from cosmetic beauty, thanaka also gives a cooling sensation and provides protection from sunburn. It is believed to help remove acne and promote smooth skin. It is also an anti-fungal.

from Wikipedia

Taken in Nyang U in Myanmar. This girl's little sister called to us as we were passing their bamboo house so we stopped to chat for a while. The gold colouring on her face is Thanaka which is a natural sun block made from tree bark in Myanmar

Workers on the waterfront of the Ayeyarwady River, Mandalay

 

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Website, gallery: Dietmar Temps, photography

Shwedagon Padoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Black and White portrait of a praying Buddhist novice in a monastic school in Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma)

 

Website: Dietmar Temps, photography

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Smoking woman seen on the waterfront of the Ayeyarwady River, Mandalay

 

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Website, gallery: Dietmar Temps, photography

Portrait of a girl with Thanaka in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

 

Website: Dietmar Temps, photography

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Black & White portrait of an old monk smoking a cigar at a monastic school in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

 

Website: Dietmar Temps, photography

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Students in a monastic school in Mandalay, Myanmar

 

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Website, gallery: Dietmar Temps, photography

Shy little girl seen in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

 

Website: Dietmar Temps, photography

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Myanmar (Burmese women had been using "Thanaka" cream, made with wood of different trees, for over 2000 years. They apply the paste to the face, in different designs on each cheek and also the bridge of the nose at the same time. Apart from cosmetic-beauty uses, also gives a cooling sensation and provides protection from sunburn...)

  

Copyright :copyright: 2010 by inigolai/Photography.

No part of this picture may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means , on websites, blogs, without prior permission.

Old gambling woman seen on the streets in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

 

Website: Dietmar Temps, photography

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Burma - February 2006

 

One of my personal favourites..... without a doubt

also in set Portraits

  

Analog picture

Image couleur diapo Fuji Velvia scannée puis conversion N&B Lightroom

Nikon F80

Nikkor 28-105 AF ,priorité diaph,à pleine ouverture

 

================================================

I wanted to share this picture , uploaded a long time ago in a private area

I have much hesitated to re-post in the public area ...?

This is definitely one of my favourite photos and one of my most precious travel memories

I still have a lot of emotion in watching it ..I remember the look of confidence of these Burmese children towards their Western photographer. Ultimately this is a personal photo...dearest in my heart

Should we share our most precious memories??....Am I right or wrong ..?

 

I have been 5 times in Burma (lots of photos to scan / mainly slides and some TriX-B&W )

This is one of the most beautiful countries in Asia that I know

Landscapes, pagodas, Buddhist ceremonies,festivals, markets and even better the kindness of the Burmese people

=================================================

 

Their faces show marks of thanaka

Thanaka powder is from vegetable origin

It is used to protect the skin from the sun, the mosquitos and like beauty product for the women

Buddhist monks and novices in Myanmar (Burma)

 

Young smiling Buddhist novice seen in Ma Soe Yein Nu Kyaung, Mandalay

 

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Website, gallery: Dietmar Temps, photography

Pa-O woman, seen in a Pa-O village northeastern of Nyaungshwe (Shan state). Most of the Pa-O women are wearing a towel around the head.

 

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Website, gallery: Dietmar Temps, photography

Pure and beautiful you are, just as your country is

Mrauk U, Myanmar

 

纯粹之美丽

缅甸妙乌

Black & White portrait of a student in a primary school in a village near Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

 

Website: Dietmar Temps, photography

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Young burmese girl wearing Thanaka makeup, Mandalay, Myanmar

Kids having fun and taking a shower by the Ayeyarwady River, Mandalay

 

Explore: #262, thank you all for your kind comments and favorites !!

 

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Website, gallery: Dietmar Temps, photography

Boy with Thanaka seen on the riverbank of the Ayeyarwady River in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

 

Website: Dietmar Temps, photography

Blog: Dietmar Temps, travel blog

Zwe-gai-bin monastery, Hpa An, Myanmar

 

Burmese woman with tanaka make up on face.

 

Thanaka is a natural cosmetic in Myanmar.

Thanaka cream has been used by Burmese women for over 2000 years. It has a fragrant scent somewhat similar to sandalwood. The creamy paste is applied to the face in attractive designs, the most common form being a circular patch on each cheek, nose, sometimes made stripey with the fingers known as thanaka bè gya, or patterned in the shape of a leaf, often also highlighting the bridge of the nose with it at the same time. Apart from cosmetic beauty, thanaka also gives a cooling sensation and provides protection from sunburn. It is believed to help remove acne and promote smooth skin.The active ingredients of thanaka are coumarin and marmesin.

Bagan - Myanmar (Burma)

 

View On Black

 

Thanaka is a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground wood. In Myanmar, it is commonly applied to the face and sometimes the arms of women and girls and to a lesser extent men and boys. The use of thanaka has also spread to neighboring countries including Thailand.

 

The wood of several trees (collectively called thanaka trees) may be used to produce thanaka cream; these trees grow abundantly in central Myanmar. These trees include Murraya spp. and Limonia acidissima. The two most popular are the Shwebo thanaka (Limonia acidissima) from Sagaing Division and the Shimataung thanaka from Magwe Division. A more recent contender sold as a paste is Taunggyi Mauk Mai thanaka from the southern Shan State. Thanaka trees are perennials, and a tree must be at least 35 years old before it is considered mature enough to yield good-quality cuttings.

 

Thanaka cream is made by grinding the bark, wood, or roots of a thanaka tree with a small amount water on a circular stone slab called kyauk pyin which has a channel round the rim for the water to drain into. Thanaka in its natural state is sold as small logs individually or in bundles but nowadays also as a paste or in powder form.

 

Thanaka cream has been used by Burmese women for over 2000 years. It has a fragrant scent somewhat similar to sandalwood. The creamy paste is applied to the face in attractive designs, the most common form being a circular patch on each cheek, sometimes made stripey with the fingers known as thanaka bè gya, or patterned in the shape of a leaf, often also highlighting the bridge of the nose with it at the same time. It may be applied from head to toe (thanaka chi zoun gaung zoun). Apart from cosmetic beauty, thanaka also gives a cooling sensation, provides protection from sunburn, helps remove acne[citation needed], promotes smooth skin[citation needed], and is an anti-fungal[citation needed].

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanaka

 

1 3 4 5 6 7 ••• 79 80