MYANMAR-UNREST-CONFLICT-POLITICS-FASHION

In this picture taken on August 31, 2016 Myanmar ethnic rebel leader General Gun Maw (3R) from the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) poses with Kachin ethnic women wearing traditional costumes pose for a group photograph at the convention center in Naypyidaw. From porcupine quills and fruit, to silver coins and beads, the ethnic costumes on parade in Myanmar's capital this week showed off the country's diversity and added sartorial splendour to the cold detail of talks to end decades of rebellion. Minority lawmakers already wear traditional headwear in parliament, but for many the full outfits were a statement of cultural distinction to the ethnic Bamar majority who have dominated Myanmar's politics for decades. / AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD / TO GO WITH AFP STORY: MYANMAR-UNREST-CONFLICT-POLITICS-FASHION / Feature by Caroline HENSHAW, Hla-Hla HTAY

January 24, 2018 5:22 PM (UTC+8)