Surma Bride by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Surma Bride

A Surma bride from Ethiopia wears a clay lip plate inserted six months before marriage. The size indicates the number of cattle required for her dowry. The plate shown here is worth seventy-five head of cattle.
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