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

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

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

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

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