Mursi Tribe and Lip PlatesUploader: Majin 2 years ago Subscribe 10
Yet with tourists passing through often, the Mursi women continue to practice cutting the lips of 15 year old girls to wear these plates. I find this headgear to be the most eye-catching — dried plants wrapped around bull horns. So am I taking advantage of their position of needing tip money by photographing what might otherwise be a personal moment? Most of the members have some form of chalk paint on their bodies. We depart the Mursi tribe and drive back towards Jinka. Well, attractive except for when the women take out their lip-plates, and are left with a huge hanging lower lip with a big hole in it, a rather unattractive sight, in fact.