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African traditions

African traditions
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Naolito


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I hope you like it

originaljoe


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Naolito wrote:I hope you like it


This is really funny, but some people may find this to be a little offensive. Great design, though.

Spiritgreen


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Very clever! And wonderfully drawn as always.

:^)

Earlysong


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HAHAHA! I LOVE this!

I love this website! ^^

specsmachine


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You usually have very clever designs. This entry does not disappoint!

PixelPants


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Such a clean and appealing style that complements your idea beautifully Naolito.

dylia


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It's cute & funny, but that isn't an African tradition. It's a south-east Asian one--specifically, the Karen people of Thailand/Burma. Africa isn't without its own rich history of body modification, but this just isn't one of them.

Sorry.

z64dan


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dylia wrote:It's cute & funny, but that isn't an African tradition. It's a south-east Asian one--specifically, the Karen people of Thailand/Burma. Africa isn't without its own rich history of body modification, but this just isn't one of them.

Sorry.


Also, i think the neck rings don't actually stretch the neck as much as lower the shoulders.

dylia


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z64dan wrote:Also, i think the neck rings don't actually stretch the neck as much as lower the shoulders.


That's absolutely right. The running theory is that they got started as a way to defend against tiger attacks as well as a symbol of wealth.

They're loose enough that the women can wash their necks without the rings getting in the way. They do cause scarring & permanent deformities of the neck, shoulders & collar bones, though.

Thinaeariel


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Well, It's cute and clever. Good job!

emeybee


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Uh, sorry to tell you, but neck stretching is a Southeast Asian tradition, not African. It comes from the Karen ethnic group.

emeybee


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dylia wrote:That's absolutely right. The running theory is that they got started as a way to defend against tiger attacks as well as a symbol of wealth.


Which should give you a clue as to the OP's mistake, as there are no tigers in Africa.

emeybee


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dylia wrote:It's cute & funny, but that isn't an African tradition. It's a south-east Asian one--specifically, the Karen people of Thailand/Burma. Africa isn't without its own rich history of body modification, but this just isn't one of them.

Sorry.


Ohhkay, so I should read the whole thread before I inadvertently repeat what someone else already said. Sorry.

dylia


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emeybee wrote:Ohhkay, so I should read the whole thread before I inadvertently repeat what someone else already said. Sorry.


No worries. I'm just glad to see that I'm not the only one nerdy enough to catch it.

dylia


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emeybee wrote:Which should give you a clue as to the OP's mistake, as there are no tigers in Africa.


Not all of Africa, no. You can only get lions AND tigers in Kenya. (Forget Norway!) ;-D

I may be an OCD uber-nerd, but I can still be silly.

dijay


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Hahaha...Awesome work ;).

fakename311


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Editor's Choice for god's sake!

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