Africa being the world largest continent has captivating landscape,densely populated and epicenter for mining industry. It has most advanced cities but on contrast it also has primitive tribes and their most bizarre traditions.
Lip plates also known as lip plugs are done by Suri tribe and Mursi tribe of Ethiopia and South Sudan one near the Omo river. The practice involves incising a hole in the lower lip and fitting a rounded plate inside of it. The plate is intended to stretch the lip out and is replaced with a bigger one as the lip enlarges.
Many sources have suggested that the plate’s size was a sign of social or economical importance in some tribes. It’s a extreme ritual one could ever imagine.