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Mursi by demi2004 Mursi by demi2004
Photo by Dmitri Markine Photography www.dmitrimarkine.com

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.
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Mursi by ~demi2004 ( Suggested by Shadowelve and Featured by xbastex )
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DirtySeagulls Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That just can't feel good.
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Crida Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really fascinating image. I wonder how they eat like that.
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M-M-X Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013   Photographer

"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.

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T-equio Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
faces of our one world.

:+fav:
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Y4why Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
wonderful image!
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!

You've been featured here : [link]

Thanks for sharing!
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demi2004 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yes, of course, you can share it outside of deviantart, as long as a credit is given --> ( www.dmitrimarkine.com )
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pill-boy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hope you don't mind me sahring this piece on pinterest. It's a photo with a lot of charges behind it.
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isochromatia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this makes me feel uncomfortable... but great art often does.
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DrNoPlan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Photographer
This piece tell a little story. The greyscales and the bokeh are very, very good. Congratulations for this very well deserved DD!
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