Makonde Woman wearing lip-plug

Makonde woman wearing lip-plug

Initiated Makonde woman wearing earring, necklace and lip-plug in her upper lip. The photo was taken during the German occupation of East Africa as Deutsch Ostafrika (1885-1918). See also the image of a Turkana woman wearing a lip-plug.

Credit: photo taken from the Frankfurt University Photographic Archive (image reference 019-0502-18).


Traditional Music & Cultures of Kenya
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