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Kepari Leniata burned alive in Papua New Guinea for being a ‘witch’ | World | News | National Post

Kepari Leniata burned alive in Papua New Guinea for being a ‘witch’ | World | News | National Post | Particularités culturelles | Scoop.it
“ Kepari Leniata was accused of witchcraft, stripped, tortured and then burned alive in front of hundreds of witnesses in Papua New Guinea”
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Woman from Ethiopian Suri tribe where lip plates are a sign of beauty

Woman from Ethiopian Suri tribe where lip plates are a sign of beauty | Particularités culturelles | Scoop.it
“ Women from the Suri tribe in Ethiopia, Africa, have two bottom teeth removed when they hit puberty and are fitted with a lip pug which is slowly expanded.”
Via Linda Hammon, Viviana Abigail
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Viviana Abigail's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:44 PM

This article falls under the Intellectual/Arts category. This article tells us how women's two bottom teeth are removed when they hit puberty and are placed a large clay disc in the whole where the two teeth were pulled out. Although this may seem very odd to us, in the Ethiopian Suri tribe, this enormous lip plate is considered a sign of beauty!