National Geographic : 1962 Jan
With a prized knife newly obtained from white men, a Suya slices a fresh lip disk To drink, a Suya tucks disk and tongue under the rim of the gourd. To eat, he cuts or breaks his food into bits. Cigarettes obtained by gift or barter are smoked in the extreme corner of the mouth. "Lip disks are worn always," says the author, "even during sleep. Many tilt them upward at night so the face is partly hidden and the delicate ornamentation of the underside is visible." Robnd6 decorates a disk. He holds a feather quill and applies juice stored on a thumbnail. Using a pig's tooth, he carved the disk from a slice of log (top), making it concave on both sides.