Lip Plug, Mursi tribe

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 Mursi tribe of Ethiopia is one of the two tribes where women wear lip plugs.  A year before a young woman is ready to be married, she would design her own lip plugs and start getting her lip stretched

Wooden plugs as this one are used at first, and clay ones later on. Lip plugs are worn on special occasions and when men are around. 

We purchased these lip plugs while visiting tribal areas in extremely remote Omo River Valley of Ethiopia in February 2020. 

Pictured below are women of Mursi and Suri tribes we met in Omo River Valley.

Used as a prop in the 2023 film Mean Girl Musical starring Tina Fey

Product Details:

  • Size: 4.5 inches
  • Shipping: $20.00
  • Material: Wood
  • Quantity: 1 available in stock
  • SKU: T20E2O211

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