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Lip plug

Artist unknown by us1800/1865

Time and Tide Museum

Time and Tide Museum
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

Lip plugs were normally worn by high status women. At puberty a young girl's bottom lip was cut and her first labret or lip lug was inserted.As time passed successively larger labrets were inserted into the lip. From the indigenous people Tlingit.

Details

  • Title: Lip plug
  • Creator: Artist unknown by us
  • Date Created: 1800/1865

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