Old Bracelet – Mursi Tribe – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia
Copper 171,1 (6.04 oz); cm. 11,3 high x cm. 5,7 width (4.45″ x 2.24″).
The Mursi live in an almost inaccessible area between the Mago and Omo Rivers. They are predominantly pastoral but they are also engage in limited agriculture. The Mursi are a tall, striking race, with an aggressive reputation. The men only wear a blanket tied over one shoulder, the woman a similar fashioned goatskin. Both sexes cut their hair very short and shaved designs into it. The women are famed for wearing large plates in their lips and ears.
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