Traditional Myanmar Face Paste Now Cool in Thailand

BANGKOK — A traditional skincare ingredient has taken a seldom-traveled road — from Myanmar to Thailand. It is rare for a Myanmar trend to cross the Thai border. But thanaka has found its way and taken hold of at least two cosmetics makers in the kingdom. Thanaka is a traditional paste made from ground bark […]

Myanmar’s Traditional Fashion Choices Endure

YANGON— The sartorial choices of Myanmar’s men and women quickly catch the eye of any visitor to this tropical Southeast Asian country. Most girls and women, irrespective of age, adorn their cheeks with a distinctive yellowish-white paste, called thanaka. Boys and men also sometimes apply the cosmetic made from ground bark but they mostly stand […]