2. Ear stretching
Ear stretching is a beauty practice in many parts of Africa, particularly amongst the Maasai men & women of Kenya. The earlobes are gradually stretched out using heavy jewelry, stones, and bits of elephant tusk. The larger and more elongated the holes are, the more appealing they become as they show who has been in the tribe longest. Once they have been stretched, the holes are adorned with beautiful jewelry and beadwork.