This Kayan women is from Upper Baram River in Long Miri. Her ear lobes are distended by heavy brass rings.
Why is this image important?
It epitomizes the idea of change where there is no conflict between traditional values (wearing the brass ear rings) and carrying a modern LV handbag. Her tattooed hands also tell you of her aristocratic background.
Medicine men of the Temiah Tribe in Kelantan, Malaysia
Jahai Children of the Royal Belum National Park, Perak, Malaysia