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Suri women have to get a lip plate at puberty. Plate’s diameter is a measure of their dowry. Girls have their two bottom teeth removed, then their mother makes a small incision in their lip and puts a peg in it until it heals. Few weeks later, the peg is removed and girls get their first clay plate.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: Ethiopia
Camera: SM-G935F
Copyright: © Goran Jovic