The Mursi are a population living in the territory of the Mago National Park that is located in the Lower Omo Valley in Ethiopia; they are one of the African tribes who, thanks to their isolation, have managed to keep their traditions and ceremonies intact.
The Mursi are known above all for the lip plates worn by women, but there are many body modification practices that characterize them such as scarification and body painting.
Rituals, rites of passage and ceremonies are still practiced and follow rules that have been handed down from one generation to the next; it is no coincidence that among the most important figures for the Mursi there are the Komoru or priest and the Ngerre or the healer.
The social organization of the Mursi is relatively complex and is characterized by: a division into clans, the presence of age groups, a division into local areas and the presence of important figures who play an important role for the community.
Little is known about the history of this population since they have always passed on orally the salient episodes of their past, but what is certain is that the Mursi have moved several times, migrating in search of better pastures for cattle, that has a role of primary importance, and an appropriate place to live.