Weaving through the rice fields

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Pu Ther Ki is a self-styled god-king of the Karen people in Karen State, Burma/Myanmar where he leads a band of followers in a synchretic religion that is neither Buddhist nor Christian, but a mixture of both. Here he is re-interpreting a very traditional Karen ceremony at the foot of Mount Zwegabin, Pa-an, wearing ceremonial clothes with a design based on the diamond pattern of the python skin. While similar to the Buddhist triple robe, the ones Pu Ther Ki wears are quite unique and designed for him in a variety of colours.