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Hundreds of years ago other tribes would kidnap the Murci women and take them back to their villages to be their wives. So the Murci men inserted plates in the women’s lips so they would not be attractive to other tribes. Now the lip plates are considered beautiful and the women create and decorate their own plates to be the most beautiful.

Hundreds of years ago other tribes would kidnap the Murci women and take them back to their villages to be their wives. So the Murci men inserted plates in the women’s lips so they would not be attractive to other tribes. Now the lip plates are considered beautiful and the women create and decorate their own plates to be the most beautiful.

The Mursi Tribe Of Ethiopia

The Mursi tribe are an African tribe from the isolated Omo valley in Southern Ethiopia near the border with Sudan.

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Mursi Tribe, Horn, Ethiopia, Interesting Faces, Exploring, Plates, Faces, Licence Plates, Dishes

Portrait Of A Suri Old Woman With Big Lip Plate, Kibish,Omo valley Ethiopia

Old Women, People Photography, Ethiopia, Bigger Lips, Lip Piercing, Beautiful Lips, Body Modifications, Eric Lafforgue, Woman

Distractify | The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience

"'A Mursi tribe woman discovers Vogue magazine, Ethiopia.' The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience (Distractify)"

A dying cultural practice: A Mursi woman wearing a lip plate. Lip plates were a sign of endurance, maturity and beauty.

Members of the Mursi tribe, Ethiopia Image: Marc Veraart Teeth sharpening, ear elongations, lip plates, nose stud.

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Padaung people (Kayan or Long Neck) are humanity's heritage and one of the greatest treasures of our world. The Padaung are an ethnic minority in Myanmar; and part of the Kayan tribe. Note: extant Padaung people have migrated to western Thailand.

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