Ma-Hla-Byn (Miss Pretty and Fair)

Ma-Hla-Byn (Miss Pretty and Fair)

ca. 1905
Publisher No.: 
7955
13.80x
8.90cm

Burmese women were a common postcard subject for firms like Tucks and D.A. Ahuja, the caption dripping stereotype and prejudice.

[Original caption] Ma-Hla-Byn (Miss Pretty and Fair). Although the Burmese women may not coincide with the Western idea of beauty, they are nonetheless pleasing. Generally dressed in gorgeously coloured raiment, they affect an air both debonair and winsome. Life to them must seem a great joke, for they are always laughing. [end]