Ethiopia, Omo Valley, Surma tribe woman with stretched lip from lip plate, close-up : News Photo
Ethiopia, Omo Valley, Surma tribe woman with stretched lip from lip plate, close-up : News Photo
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Ethiopia, Omo Valley, Surma tribe woman with stretched lip from lip plate, close-up

A woman with a stetch out lip from having worn a lip plate. Lip plates are the most famous feature of the Surma women who live in the Omo Valley in Ethiopia. They are one of the three last tribes in the world to share this unusual and mysterious custom and are considered to be an important sign of status and beauty.
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Credit:Remi Benali / Contributor
Editorial #:sb10067218s-001
Collection:Reportage Archive
Date created:February 28, 2008
License type:Rights-managed
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