„Omo Valley, Ethiopia (John Warburton-Lee)“

from the gallery of John Warburton-Lee Photography

Ethiopia, Omo Valley. A woman of the Mursi tribe. Once married Mursi women pierce their lower lip and stretch it by inserting increasingly large plugs until they can wear a clay lip plate. The size of the lip plate reflects the bride price paid by their husband. Within the Omo Valley, the Mursi have a reputation for being extremely fierce and aggressive but also for their skill at making pots. This women carries a pot on her head using a ring of plaited grass to help prevent it falling.

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