Large wooden lip plates like this example have long been considered an essential part of a woman's adornment and were traditionally worn in the presence of men and or mothers-in-law. The surface of this adornment is smooth and worn around the edges, it has two small raised lugs in the centre on both sides.
Estimated Period: Second Half of 20th Century
Ex Private Collection, UK
Angela Fisher, Africa Adorned (1984) p. 55
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