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    Old Mursi Ethiopian Aluminum Cube Beads

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    Here is a strand of beautiful old aluminum beads from Ethiopian. The cubes are irregular shapes. The exact age of these beads is not known but the...

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    Copper Mursi Ring Beads (8mm)

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    We love the look and feel of these amazing Copper Mursi Ring Beads. Fabricated in a traditional Mursi Tribal design these high-quality beads are ex...

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    Aluminum Mursi Ring Beads (12mm)

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    These tribal aluminum beads are made in a design traditional to the Mursi people. The Mursi are a pastoralist tribe who live in various parts of Et...

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    Aluminum Mursi Ring Beads (16mm)

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    These tribal aluminum beads are made in a design traditional to the Mursi people. The Mursi are a pastoralist tribe who live in various parts of Et...

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    Copper Mursi Ring Beads (10mm)

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    Take a look at this great strand of copper Mursi rings. Fashioned in a traditional tribal design, each strand is 16" inches long with approximately...

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    Aluminum Mursi Rondelle Ring Beads (16mm)

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    These tribal aluminum beads are made in a design traditional to the Mursi people. The Mursi are a pastoralist tribe who live in various parts of Et...

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    Aluminum Mursi Ring Beads (20mm)

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    These tribal aluminum beads are made in a design traditional to the Mursi people. The Mursi are a pastoralist tribe who live in various parts of Et...

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    Aluminum Mursi Ring Beads (24mm)

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    These tribal aluminum beads are made in a design traditional to the Mursi people. The Mursi are a pastoralist tribe who live in various parts of Et...

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    Brass Mursi Ring Beads (8mm)

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    Take a closer look at these beautiful strands of Brass Mursi Ring Beads. Traditional Mursi Ring beads like this look great when used as a chic spac...

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    Brass Mursi Ring Beads (10mm)

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    Take a look at this great strand of brass Mursi rings. Fashioned in a traditional tribal design, each strand is 16" inches long with approximately ...

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    Silver Mursi Ring Beads (8mm)

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    Take a closer look at these interesting strands of Silver Mursi rings. Cast in a traditional Mursi tribal design these beads will make for a great ...

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    Mursi-Style Aluminum Cube Beads (6mm)

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    These tribal aluminum beads are made in a design traditional to the Mursi people. The Mursi are a pastoralist tribe who live in various parts of Et...

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    Mursi-Style Aluminum Cube Beads (10mm)

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    These tribal aluminum beads are made in a design traditional to the Mursi people. The Mursi are a pastoralist tribe who live in various parts of Et...

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    Silver Mursi Ring Beads (10mm)

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    Take a look at this great strand of white metal Mursi rings. Fashioned in a traditional tribal design, each strand is 16" inches long with approxim...

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    Old Mursi Recycled Aluminum Beads

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    Wow. Take a look at this amazing mix of beads made by the Mursi tribe from Ethiopia. These unusual beads are made by recycling old aluminum from ol...

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    Old Mursi Recycled Aluminum Beads

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    Old Recycled Aluminum Faceted Mursi Beads

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    Take a look at this amazing mix of beads made by the Mursi tribe from Ethiopia. These unusual beads are made by recycling old aluminum from old pot...

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    Old Recycled Aluminum Mursi Ring Beads

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    Ethiopian Mursi Aluminum Diamond Cut Beads (8mm)

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    These Ethiopian Aluminum Beads offer an eye-catching and rustic look to your jewelry design and home decor projects. The exact age of these beads i...

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Looking to add a touch of true beauty and culture to your jewelry designs? Well, you’re in luck! Our varied selection of ethically sourced Mursi beads are going to have your jewelry designs looking amazing. Here at The Bead Chest from our vibrant copper Mursi beads to our outstanding and shining silver Mursi beads your design options are many!

The Mursi, or Morsi people are a pastoralist ethnic group located in Ethiopia, known for their unique culture and stunning jewelry designs. The Mursi people are a smaller tribe and there are only about 7,500 of them living today. The Mursi people live in an extremely hard to reach place in between the rivers of Mago and Omo. The Mursi live pretty close to the Aari, Bodi, Karo, Banna, Kewgu, Suri and Nyangatom tribes. Often these various tribes are grouped together by the larger Ethiopian government and are called the Surma people as a whole. The Mursi have their own language that is similar to the Suri language. The Mursi are actually considered to be one of the richest tribes in the region due to the high amount of cattles they own. Woman in the Mursi tribe actually bear the bulk of heavy work. They take care of the tribes children, build the shelters, prepare food and gather water. Mursi religion and culture has a lot in common with many other agro-pastoralist tribes in Africa. They worship a force they call Tumwi and it is said to manifest as a bird in the sky. Tumwi is said to help protect men, stop pests and disease and to bring rain. The religious practises of the Mursi are classified as Animism which means they focus heavily on things like plants, rocks, rivers and weather systems in their beliefs. As Mursi people grow up in their society there are many rites of passage. The Mursi are one of the few tribes left on Earth that still practice lip plating. Lip plates are arguably one the most famous things that Westerners know about Mursi culture. Mursi woman wear large pottery, jewelry and wooden discs in their lower lips. Around the age 13 Mursi woman have their lower lips pierced. In the beginning a small wooden disk is inserted into the lip. Over time the size of the disk is increased and the lip is stretched out. Eventually when the hole is big enough a ceramic saucer is inserted into the lip and the woman's lower teeth are knocked out to fit the bigger sizes. Traditionally the bigger the size of the saucer the more beautiful and well respected the woman is.

Now that you know a little more about the Mursi culture please take your time browsing this curated section of Mursi beads. We can’t wait to see how you implement Mursi beads into your jewelry and interior design aesthetic!