Did you know that Zoóide means having a form of animal or a part of an animal?Generally, it is said of the living being that has the shape of animal or animals in which characters predominate. Could we call the woman zoóide giraffe?The transformations in the body are cultural and reflect what the most original and peculiar to each society. Are notable bodily transformations that they undergo the African Congo, for example.Through scaling of objects in the cartilage of the nose, ear lobes and lips, especially, they radically distort the shape of their original features creating huge holes, stretches overblown.
Another method is a very common type of burn that creates a texture on the skin full of rashes. These African practices are absolutely cultural purposes, with meaningful rituals.Another eloquent example of this cultural manifestation through the body is practiced by the "Giraffe Women" of Ghana, which increase the length of the neck with the use of metal collars ...In Asia, some women also "exert traction" (deform) around the neck promoting a stretch of up to 25 cm, which became known as the giraffe-women.
Ethnic Kayan traditionally wrap their necks in metallic rings (forming a spiral-shaped collar) placed since childhood.
According to the folklore of their tribes, arrived in central Myanmar around 2000 years, originating from the Gobi Desert - Mongolia today.Today, the last 12 of the Kayan villages are located in Kayah state, between the capital Loikau and Lake Inle called peaceful landscapes, famous for its fishermen paddling with the foot ...Already knew women-giraffes in Africa, but the origin of this habit in Asia has several interpretations legendary:
- The collar would have been a punishment for adulterous women of yesteryear;- A protection for farmers against the tigers that attacked the throat to drink your blood while working in the fields;- The men would have done it with their wives to make them ugly, not let them be kidnapped or, rather, ornamenting them that way to show their wealth and to be respected;- The collar surprised the nats - supernatural forces for which the Burmese animist (who worship nature) and even build Buddhist shrines under large trees - the nats good send good vibes from the sky, while the bad meddle in earthly affairs;
- Also one of the explanations is that, for padaungs, the soul is the center of the neck. So, to protect the soul and identity of the tribe, women protect the neck rings, between five and 25, each with 8.5 mm diameter, old gold, and today, copper or brass.