From what I understand, there are tribes in this region of Asia that still practice the tradition of elongating the necks of their women with these disks. In Myanmar, from what I was told, they live 'in the south'.
Because I photographed these two women at a tourist craft shop, there is the question of their authenticity. The disks they wore, however didn't appear to be of the removable-at-the-end-of-the-work-day variety, so my guess is they're the real deal. Perhaps these women relocated from their remote villages to the much more touristy Inle lake region to try to increase their income-generating opportunities.
Location: Inle Lake, Myanmar
Lens used: 24-105mm f4.0 IS