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These are called Patlokan, they are quite big and usually worn by "CHIN" minority over the indian-burmese border

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Comment by Sonja Waschke on April 16, 2018 at 12:06

These are made of burmese amber.

Comment by SARAH CORBETT on January 20, 2014 at 13:10

wow Patti, thats an inspirational pic

thanks for posting!

Comment by Eva Baby on January 20, 2014 at 12:38

Wow thanks a lot, Patti and Alaa Eddine. Both Pictures are very impressive!  Patti's Picture Shows astonishing facial Tattoos and pipes for ladies (!), Alaa's Picture Shows well how These plugs look worn!  (must have very big holes in the earlobes).

Comment by Alaa eddine SAGID on January 20, 2014 at 12:24

here you are ladies

BUt i may be mistaken, these could not be CHIN but rather HKHAKu minority from the same region

Comment by Patricia Deany on January 20, 2014 at 12:20

I did finds a several pics of Chin ladies sans earplugs. I think the facial markings are really spectacular, from the pics they are common amongst these people.

Comment by Eva Baby on January 20, 2014 at 11:57

Never seen, would be interesting to see how they look worn. I know it is not always easy to find the matching photos....what is their length? I imagine they are worn "in the middle", that means one equal part sticking out on both sides of the ear (?).

Comment by ingrid Langerak on January 19, 2014 at 14:31

Very interesting.  Can imagnine it looking good with this color.

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