Mursi Woman with Wooden Lip Disc
When a Mursi woman reaches age of about 20, a slit is cut beneath her lower lip. Over time, this gap is progressively stretched, forming a "lip loop" large enough of a small circular clay plate to be inserted between the lip and the mouth. The larger the lip plate, the greater her value when she is married. A real whopper might fetch a price of 50 head of cattle.
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