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Burma/Myanmar: A Lisu couple in ethnic dress. The Shan text identifies them as Kae Lisaw and the Burmese as Lisaw Taiyok, both meaning 'Chinese Lisu' . The man wears a black hat and queue; the woman carries a basket of bananas. A hand-drawn, hand-coloured watercolour from the late 19th century by an unknown Burmese artist. The name of the ethnic group featured appears near the top of the picture in Shan script (left), Burmese script (Centre) and Khun script (right). Khun script was formerly used in Kengtung/Kyaingtong in eastern Shan State and in Lan Na or Lanna, northern Thailand.

Burma/Myanmar: A Lisu couple in ethnic dress. The Shan text identifies them as Kae Lisaw and the Burmese as Lisaw Taiyok, both meaning 'Chinese Lisu' . The man wears a black hat and queue; the woman carries a basket of bananas.  A hand-drawn, hand-coloured watercolour from the late 19th century by an unknown Burmese artist.  The name of the ethnic group featured appears near the top of the picture in Shan script (left), Burmese script (Centre) and Khun script  (right). Khun script was formerly used in Kengtung/Kyaingtong in eastern Shan State and in Lan Na or Lanna, northern Thailand. Stock Photo
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CPA Media Pte Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2B00TAP

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46.1 MB (702.6 KB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

4500 x 3584 px | 38.1 x 30.3 cm | 15 x 11.9 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

17 September 2010

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

A hand-drawn, hand-coloured watercolour from the late 19th century by an unknown Burmese artist. The name of the ethnic group featured appears near the top of the picture in Shan script (left), Burmese script (Centre) and Khun script (right). Khun script was formerly used in Kengtung / Kyaingtong in eastern Shan State and in Lan Na or Lanna, northern Thailand. The Lisu are a Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority that lives primarily in northern Burma, northern Thailand, China’s Yunnan Province and India’s Arunachal Pradesh. The approximately 1.2 million Lisu pass their history down from one generation to the next in the form of songs that are often so long that it can take a whole night to sing one.

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