Hundreds of years ago other tribes would kidnap the Murci women and take them back to their villages to be their wives. So the Murci men inserted plates in the women’s lips so they would not be attractive to other tribes. Now the lip plates are considered beautiful and the women create and decorate their own plates to be the most beautiful.
Padaung people (Kayan or Long Neck) are humanity's heritage and one of the greatest treasures of our world. The Padaung are an ethnic minority in Myanmar; and part of the Kayan tribe. Note: extant Padaung people have migrated to western Thailand.