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.
Petrified Wood is one of my favorite materials on the planet, so many different varieties, so many colors, patterns, textures and unique formations, There’s just something so special about it for me that I can’t quite put my finger on