Long Neck Girl from Northern Thailand
Upon a visit to northern Thailand, we visited the Karen tribe of which they are noted for the elongated neck. This is believed to be jewelry and not for any other significant tribal reasons. These collars around the neck can weigh as much as 18 lbs and lowers the collar bone, but it has been proven that upon permenant removal, woman can lead a normal life. It really does not lengthen the neck, but provides the appearance. It takes 1 hour to put on and 3 hours to take off.