Thanaka - Burmese traditional make-up

Thanaka: Unique Traditional Burmese Cosmetic

When you arrive in Myanmar, one of the first things you notice about the Burmese people is their painted face. It’s “Thanaka” (pronounced Te-naw-Ká), a yellowish paste made from ground tree bark of the Thanaka tree (Limonia acidissima). Burmese people (mostly women and children but also some men) use it for […]

Read More