Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Mursi and Surma lip-stretchers

 The Mursi and Surma peoples of Ethiopia are known for stretching out the lips of women with distinctive lip plates.After knocking out the bottom two teeth at the age of around 15-18, the girl’s lip is pierced before being stretched out with larger and larger discs over time.They are intended to attract a husband who also brings a dowry for her family - the size of which depends on the size of the disc.

The Sun

 

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