Wooden lip plate worn by women in the pierced lower lip. Typical custom of the Mursi and Suri in Ethiopia and the Baale (Kachipo) in Sudan. Today, wooden plates are less frequently used, most women wearing the round earthenware version. Ethiopia, Omo Valley, Suri culture.
ANCIENT MODS UPDATE, 1/6/12 - One Bad Ass M*F*er (13-15th century, Mesoamerica)
It doesn’t matter what century you’re in - you see someone walking down the street with a solid gold serpent busting out of their chin you know it means “Bow the hell down!”
…Pardon my English.
Lip Plug in the Form of a Serpent
Culture - Mixtec Date -1350-1521 CE Period - Pre-Columbian Region - Mesoamerica Materials - Gold Dimensions - 6.6 x 6.3cm Repository - American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York Website - http://www.amnh.org/
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