Liip Plate
This woman wearing a large lip plug which is a traditional sign of beauty.

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When a Suri girl reaches puberty her two bottom teeth are removed and a small clay plate inserted which is slowly increased.

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The larger the plate the more cows her father can demand in dowry when she marries.

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Suri tribesmen engage in the less painful practice of body painting.

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They make a basic paint from soil, herbs and plants before scratching patterns into it.