Mursi Boy #2



Omo Valley, Ethiopia

passe-partout 40x50cm
window 30x40cm



The Mursi undergo various rites of passage, educational or disciplinary processes. Lip plates are a well known aspect of the Mursi, who is probably the last group in Africa amongst whom it is still the norm for women to wear large pottery, wooden discs, or ‘plates,’ in their lower lips. Girls’ lips are pierced at the age of 15 or 16. Occasionally lip plates are worn to a dance by unmarried women, and increasingly they are worn to attract tourists in order to earn some extra money.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 45 × 55 × 3 cm