The clay lip discs of the Mursi Tribe

The clay lip discs of the Mursi Tribe

What at first might seem an incredibly alien experience, meeting the Mursi tribe, famous for the practice of stretching their lower lips with clay discs to enhance attractiveness, is rewarding cultural travel like no other. So distinct from any people outside the continent, it’s fascinating to learn of their customs and engage on such a personal level with these highly decorated people. And if you’re game, try the staple of the Mursi: milk mixed with blood.

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