Thanaka is a paste made from the bark or roots of the thanaka tree. The beige -white paste is used by the women of Myanmar as a sun protection and has a cooling effect. I tried - it is true. Applied on the face in circles or stripes it is a very distinctive feature.
Applied in the form of a leave…so pretty. And the girl was delightful, observing her for some time I have no idea how she managed to balance the basket on her head while fooling around.