malformalady:

A Suri tribeswoman from Ethiopia is pictured wearing a large lip plug which is a traditional sign of beauty. When a Suri girl reaches puberty her two bottom teeth are removed and a small clay plate inserted which is slowly increased. The larger the plate the more cows her father can demand in dowry when she marries.
Photo credit: Igor Kruglikov

malformalady:

A Suri tribeswoman from Ethiopia is pictured wearing a large lip plug which is a traditional sign of beauty. When a Suri girl reaches puberty her two bottom teeth are removed and a small clay plate inserted which is slowly increased. The larger the plate the more cows her father can demand in dowry when she marries.

Photo credit: Igor Kruglikov