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The piercing and stretching of earlobes is common among the Maasai. Various materials have been used to both pierce and stretch the lobes, including thorns for piercing, twigs, bundles of twigs, stones, the cross section of elephant tusks and empty film canisters. Fewer and fewer Maasai, particularly boys, follow this custom.  Intricate beadwork is worn by both men and women to signify special relationships, heirarchy, celebrations and ceremonies.

The piercing and stretching of earlobes is common among the Maasai. Various materials have been used to both pierce and stretch the lobes, including thorns for piercing, twigs, bundles of twigs, stones, the cross section of elephant tusks and empty film canisters. Fewer and fewer Maasai, particularly boys, follow this custom. Intricate beadwork is worn by both men and women to signify special relationships, heirarchy, celebrations and ceremonies.

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Masai
Maasai
Kenya
Amboseli
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poverty
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