Beautiful hill tribe doll with a baby on the back, representing the Padaung people, a sub-group of the Karen people. They are also called Karen Longneck. The Karen live in Thailand, China, Burma (Myanmar), Laos and Vietnam. The Padaung women can wear upto 20 brass rings around their neck to make it look longer, it is supposed to be a sign of great beauty and wealth. Their own mythology tells another story; the rings should prevent tigers from biting. This doll is made in Thailand and has it's original label under it's stand that reads: 'Chiang Mai Dolls Making Center, Name of Doll: Karen or Yang, Designed by: Vanida S. Mongkhon, Hand made by: Yuthana Boonprakong, Made in Thailand'. She is holding two bamboo fishing trap baskets, long style and round style. And carries a baby on the back.