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What do the Mursi people wear?

What do the Mursi people wear?

Most of the time, the Mursi wear nothing. Instead of wearing clothes they paint themselves with white clay. The purpose of the white clay is decoration, but the clay also protects the Mursi against the burning sun and insects.

Why is the Mursi tribe dangerous?

A tribe residing in South Ethiopia and Sudan border live far away from the outside world and often kill people. Women of the Mursi tribe wear a disc made of wood or clay in their lower lip as part of the body modification process to avoid people’s evil eye.

Which of the following are signs of female beauty in Mursi culture?

For the women, signs of beauty also include scarification and the wearing of large pottery discs or ‘plates’ (debhinya) in their lower lips.

Where do the Mursi people live in Ethiopia?

The Mursi (or Mun as they refer to themselves) are a Nilotic pastoralist ethnic group in Ethiopia. They principally reside in the Debub Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region, close to the border with South Sudan. According to the 2007 national census, there are 11,500 Mursi,…

Why do the Mursi tribe wear lip plates?

You pick the Mursi, either a woman or a man and take a photo. Usually you will pick a woman because Mursi women wear lip plates, which makes them all the more interesting for the shot. Sounds familiar? Sounds like at the slavery markets?

How are the Mursi tribe affected by tourism?

The tourism has had at least one negative effect on the Mursi tribe community – they have turned very lazy, they are waiting only for the tourists to give them money. We thought that they would be the richest but my opinion is that they are the poorest of Ethiopia’s tribes.

What kind of religion do the Mursi people have?

The religion of the Mursi people is classified as Animism , [citation needed] although some Mursi have adopted Christianity. There is a Serving in Mission Station in the northeastern corner of Mursiland, which provides education, basic medical care and instruction in Christianity.