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Mursi women are known for their lip plates and decorative scars. Every girl has her lip cut at the age of 15. A small clay plate inserted into the opening and replaced over time with a bigger one as the lip stretches. The larger the plate the more the woman is worth by the time she gets married.

Mursi women are known for their lip plates and decorative scars. Every girl has her lip cut at the age of 15. A small clay plate inserted into the opening and replaced over time with a bigger one as the lip stretches. The larger the plate the more the woman is worth by the time she gets married.