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For the Padaung Karen women, the rings around their neck may be seen as cultural shackles, but they are faced with a brutal choice: Although many of the Kayan still participate in these traditional festivals, in the 19th Century Italian missionaries worked amongst them for many years and today the majority of Kayan and Kayaw people are Roman Catholics. These days you often women not wearing their coils and looks as if their neck is no danger of suddenly collapsing. There are about 10, people in the tribe. The coils are made from brass and gold alloy. Portrait of a Kayan woman wearing the traditional brass neck rings, Loikaw, Myanmar. Some people say the rings are used to imprison women.