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The Most Extreme Body Art In The World. by Visocrate(m): 6:34am On Aug 10
I have seen a problem that is bigger than Nigerian's problem just read these then later google these people call mursi of ethiopa and be shocked.

The Surma people, made up of the Suri tribe and the Mursi tribe, are known for their impressive lip discs, a sign of beauty and status for the women.

But they are seeing their way of life slowly being wiped out by extreme drought, building of dams and the establishment of national parks which have all threatened their livelihood.

The women, pictured in the Upper Omo valley, are traditionally known for their lip plates and intricate scarification patterns on their skin, all for beautification.
Depending on their social status and size of their herd the men can have up to three wives. The first wife receives the privilege of wearing a large metal necklace with a long thorn on the end as seen on the top necklace. The second and third wives wear simple round metal necklaces, like the Hamer woman above. When you see a Hamer woman you can immediately identify her status by her jewellery
One of the most famous traditions of the Surma (collective term for Mursi and Suri tribes) are the clay lip plates inserted into their lower lip. This practise happens when women reach marriageable age. The two lower teeth are knocked out (usually by a rock) and a slit made in their lower lip in which a small wooden plug is inserted. This plug is replaced by a larger one until the lip is stretched enough to hold a clay or wooden plate.
They wear goatskin skirts decorated with cowries and bright bead work, copper bracelets and rings. They are pastoralists and agriculturalists.

Re: The Most Extreme Body Art In The World. by Passionnn: 6:42am On Aug 10
Hehe Wakanda people.
FYI, I didn't read the post.
Too lengthy.
Re: The Most Extreme Body Art In The World. by bewla(m): 7:08am On Aug 10
Visocrate:
I have seen a problem that is bigger than Nigerian's problem just read these then later google these people call mursi of ethiopa and be shocked.

The Surma people, made up of the Suri tribe and the Mursi tribe, are known for their impressive lip discs, a sign of beauty and status for the women.

But they are seeing their way of life slowly being wiped out by extreme drought, building of dams and the establishment of national parks which have all threatened their livelihood.

The women, pictured in the Upper Omo valley, are traditionally known for their lip plates and intricate scarification patterns on their skin, all for beautification.
Depending on their social status and size of their herd the men can have up to three wives. The first wife receives the privilege of wearing a large metal necklace with a long thorn on the end as seen on the top necklace. The second and third wives wear simple round metal necklaces, like the Hamer woman above. When you see a Hamer woman you can immediately identify her status by her jewellery
One of the most famous traditions of the Surma (collective term for Mursi and Suri tribes) are the clay lip plates inserted into their lower lip. This practise happens when women reach marriageable age. The two lower teeth are knocked out (usually by a rock) and a slit made in their lower lip in which a small wooden plug is inserted. This plug is replaced by a larger one until the lip is stretched enough to hold a clay or wooden plate.
They wear goatskin skirts decorated with cowries and bright bead work, copper bracelets and rings. They are pastoralists and agriculturalists.
How we go kiss with this month

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