Yes! Its absolutely hurt when cutting and piercing the lip, but moderately painful after the healing of the wound or during wearing the plate because lip will take elasticity. Once the cut is made, a stick is inserted to enlarge the hole, and it hurts over time, and as the lip will take elasticity.
Correspondingly, do lip plates make it hard to talk?
Because lip plugs make talking difficult, women only wear theirs in the company of men, but they remove them to eat and sleep or when they are only in the company of women or children. This entire stretching process usually takes several months to complete.
Hereof, why are the Mursi tribe dangerous?
Women of the Mursi tribe wear a disc made of wood or clay in their lower lip as part of the body modification process to avoid people’s evil eye. It may sound strange but true. A tribe residing in South Ethiopia and Sudan border live far away from the outside world and often kill people.
What is the point of a lip plate?
The custom of wearing a lip plate is linked to the female’s fertility and eligibility for marriage. When a Mursi girl reaches puberty (around age 15 to 16) she will have her lip cut by a female member of the tribe and a small wooden stick is inserted.
Through the years, larger plates are inserted into the lip causing it to stretch. The larger the clay plate, the more the woman is worth before she gets married. … Amongst the Kayapo of Brazil, for example, senior men wear ‘a saucer-like disc some six centimetres across’ (Turner, 1980: 115) in the lower lip.
The very painful process often takes over several months. Lip plates are more frequently worn by unmarried girls and newlywed women than by older married women with children.
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Women from the Mursi tribe in southwestern Ethiopia are particularly notable for this practice because their village has turned into a tourist attraction for Westerners to come and get their gawk on. The lip plate is made out of wood or clay and is also known as a lip disc or a lip plug.
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