The Mursi

The 8000 or so Mursi are mainly pastoralists who move according to the seasion between the lower Tama plains and the Mursi hills in Mago National Park.

The  most famous Mursi traditions include the fierce stick-fighting between the men, and the lip-plates worn by the women. Made of clay and up to 15cm in diameter, the plates are insreted into a slit separating their lower lip and jaw.


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