Tribes and Birds of the Lower Omo Valley by Adam Riley

10,000 Birds

They adorn their bodies with decorative scarification, a painful process of slicing into the skin and rubbing the wounds with charcoal. Mago National Park certainly deserved more exploration and I wished we had time to investigate the well appointed campsites along the Mago River. As the wound heals, this is replaced with larger and larger lip plates until they are able to stretch their lower lip over the back of their head and can wear lip plates of 5-inches or more in diameter!

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