Mursi Villages

The Mursi tribes are known for the ferocity, so after hiring two scouts and a guide we headed across. In real terms the scouts are just a money making ploy and due to the limited space in our care we left them behind. The guide is only required to deal with the tribes and negotiate for us to take photographs. Unfortunately in a few years this area will be reduced to a few tourist centres and the communities will land up working on the commercial farms the government has planned for the area. The march to modern times…..

Some kids we met along the road

Some kids we met along the road

Some lip plates can get to 15cm

Some lip plates can get to 15cm

Mursi women

The lip plate was first worn during the slave trade, the women inserted it in order to look less attractive and thus avoid being caught

B mixing it up

B mixing it up

Mursi kids

Mursi Kid

Mursi couples

Just incase you wondered how sexy they looked without the lip plates…..

B with our guide Aftermoo

B with our guide Aftermoo

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