Mursi lip-plate adorned tribe
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- Mursi lip-plate adorned tribeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4First to ReviewNov 25, 2013
Locate Mursi deep in tiny jungle villages living in mud huts. Girls split their bottom lip from young age to eventually insert 5 inch clay decorative plates. The same is done in earlobes. The Mursi widely believe it’s a sign of beauty. Breasts are exposed and bodies covered in subcutaneous tattoo markings like raised bumps in patterns, representing the clan. Mursi men are muscular with body markings and usually carry Kalashnikov rifles and Machetes for jungle protection.