Burak | Jacob Maentz

Burak | Jacob Maentz

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Open Edition with a Fotomoto Certificate of Authenticity.

8 x 10in Pigment Print on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag.


Sama-Bajau women apply burak, a natural paste made from pounded rice, turmeric, and other ingredients, on their faces. Used to beautify their faces and as a natural sunblock, burak is applied to the face as a wet paste that eventually dries, creating a white or yellowish coating. Generally, only Sama women apply this to their skin. Tawi-Tawi, 2015.