I photographed this young child with thanaka on his face in Bagan, Burma/Myanmar. Thanaka is a paste made from tree bark, and while often used as decoration, it also provides protection from sunburn. It is applied in patterns and designs.
Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). From the to centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. Photo by Puchong Pannoi