Ban Mae Khao Tom, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. The Padaung subgroup of the Karen tribe is based mainly in Burma (Myanmar), but some have emigrated to northern Thailand. Within the Padaung, women adorn themselves with neck coils. The practice starts at age 5 or so, with a coil that has a few turns. As a girl matures to adulthood, the original coil is replaced with successively longer ones with additonal turns.