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People of Kpamfa are Birifors located close to the Black Volta in the Western Part of Upper West Region.
To look beautiful and appear attractive, a lady needs a lip plug to appear prodigious and confident.
Have you ever heard about the Mursi tribe? They live in Omo Valley, an isolated region in Ethiopia.
They are one of the last tribes that still wear traditional clothing and accessories.
Mursi women are famous for their wooden lip plates – a symbol of beauty and identity.
When you visit Kpamfa in the Wa West District, you’ll find most elderly women with LIP PLUGS.
In those days, Lip Plugs was a measure of beauty. If you wanted to appear more beautiful, all you had to do was get yourself a Lip Plug.
Just like make ups, Lip Plugs were the order of the day among young women.
Birifors can be located in communities including Kalba, Babile, Lawra, Nandom, Dabo, Nyoli, Kuukyile Yuri etc.
Source: Mulumba Songsore /Upper West Center for National Culture