These pendants are worn only by men. Each notch indicates a wounded enemy or an action of particular courage.
The Mursi are a tall, striking race, with an aggressive reputation who
live in an almost inaccessible area between the Mago and Omo Rivers.
The Mursi women are famed for wearing large plates in their lips and ears.
The Mursi have a reputation for being one of the more aggressive African tribes and are famous for their stick fighting ceremony (“donga”) which is fought by the men of this naked African tribe. The winner of the “donga” will be able to select the girl of his choice to have relations with, even though she may marry someone else.
Length: 7 3/8"