This Pa O woman is a towel seller from Myanmar. She has a towel wrapped around her head and in her arms are more towels. The turban head dress is typical and often red.
The Pa O are the seventh largest ethnic minority in Burma and the second largest in the Shan State. They are believed to be of Tibeto-Burman lineage, and share the language and culture of the Karen people.
Unlike the Rohingya, they are a recognized ethnic group in Burma and Buddhist. However, due to military conflicts and lack of economic opportunity, many Pa O have migrated to northern Thailand.