Mursi woman with a child.Taken at their village in Ethiopia.
They cut their bottom lip at around puberty and install a clay disk. With time the size of the disk increases. It's believed the tradition started by Mursi tribe to avoid other tribes stealing their women. Basically, they tried to make them look ugly for others. Nowadays it's considered a beautification.
"they tried to make them look ugly for others"
Well, I have to admit they did a damn good job. Traveling to some parts of Africa must feel like traveling back to the stone age.
And of course, no relation. The DD was well deserved.
(No relation here to the guy who posted this, his photography is awesome.)
It think that clay-to-the-faic is a stupid idea anyway.
Many Islamic people seem disinclined to assimilate, instead preferring to have other people change in order to accommodate them.
This is not everyone, of course, but it's just something I've noticed.
Cheers to that! and best wishes to you~
There recently was a debate on German TV among politicians, writers, and other intellectuals, on whether or not Islam is compatible with Western values. Some were so eager to even consider it part of German culture that they didn't even distinguish between peaceful, moderate Muslims, and fanatics like the ones you see roaring bloody murder on television. Courts of law all over Europe have already let off wife beaters, rapists, and child abusers out of "respect for their religious beliefs". This is exactly why I'm becoming more and more hostile toward immigration. You'd think they come to other countries to flee from such "culture", instead way too many bring it along.
Not for the faint of heart / queasy: [link]
The lower lip just hangs loose like her earlobes do.
Kind of like having a plump earthworm attached to one's lower lip ... but stretched out.
And this is of course, a modern primitive body modification "fad" here in Western society.
The closest thing they have is a hammer and a witch doctor.
i like it.. ^^
congrats on DD..