This listing is made with 1 1/4 inch rich, luminescent black lip flat pearl beads that contain swirls and hues of gold, gray black, green and blue. Each black lip pearl bead is separated by a 3/8 inch gray, glass pearl and modern, silver spacers. Three antique rhinestone spacers adorn the three stands. The focal rhinestone broach is 1 3/8 in. It is adjustable from 16-20 inches & closes with fish hook clasp.
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Lip Plates. At sexual maturity (perhaps age 10), women have their bottom teeth pulled out and bottom lip slit by an oyster/clam shell, separating the lower lip and jaw. A small, clay lip plate is inserted. Increasingly larger plates are inserted at intervals to stretch lips
Suri woman with clay lip plate, Omo Valley, Ethiopia #world #cultures
gavin hellier-mursi woman with clay lip plate mago national park lower omo valley-ethiopia