National Geographic : 1926 Jun
A TRIUMPH OF FASHION The victims of this bizarre custom are often rendered practically speechless by the distortion of their lips. So difficult is it for them to pronounce a word that their own people can seldom understand them. Occasionally the disks are removed, leaving loosely hanging rings of skin that are quite unmanageable. THE REIGNING BEAUTY OFMOGOROM The women who wear such great wooden disks intheir lips often learn to use them as sounding boards, over which they are able tomanipulate their tongues in such a way astoproduce terribly shrill and blood curdling yells. It is usuallynecessary toextract allthe front teeth to make room for these disks.