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Modification Gallery

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Choose from 22 pictures in our Modification collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

African Woman with huge lip plates Featured Print

African Woman with huge lip plates

African Woman with huge lip plates from Sarh (formerly Fort Archambault) - the third largest city in Chad, Africa. In Africa, a lower lip plate is usually combined with the excision of the two lower front teeth, sometimes all four. Among the Sara people (and Lobi) a plate is also inserted into the upper lip, as pictured here. It has been suggested that body modification amongst African tribes was introduced to ward off Arab Slave traders, although this has not been substantiated. Date: 1927

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection