Funny Nose, Body Modification Picture of a Woman: Facts


Funny Nose, Body Modification Picture of a Woman
Funny Nose, Body Modification Picture of a Woman

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Funny Nose
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Weird Nose Plugs of the Apatani Women

Analysis:

A picture shared heavily online in various languages purports to show a funny and weird picture of a woman with funny nose as body modification method. While some viewers thought the picture could be false Photoshop creation, it is a real one, and more importantly, it is not funny, but part of local tradition in India.

Picture of Apatani Tribe Woman with Nose Plugs and Traditional Basket
Apatani Tribe Woman with Nose Plugs and Traditional Basket
Picture of Apatani Tribe Women with Nose Plugs
Apatani Tribe Women with Nose Plugs

What you see in the picture is in fact an elderly Apatani tribeswomen in an old village Ziro found in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Apatanis are a fascinating tribe, where women wear massive wooden Nose Plugs in the upper parts of their nostrils and also carry facial tattoos. In one of the images above you can see one such elderly woman carrying a traditional basket. The reason behind the unusual tradition of Apatani women was to make themselves less appealing to other tribes’ men who would often kidnap the tribe women, who were considered most beautiful in Arunachal Pradesh. However, the Indian Government in modern era outlawed the practice and the Apatani women are not following the nose plugging tradition since 1970s. Only the elderly women of the tribe are seen with physical marks of the old, fascinating tradition.

Picture of Apatani Tribe Women with Nose Plugs
Apatani Tribe Women with Nose Plugs

Hoax or Fact:

Fact with Some Missing Information.

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References:

Indian Apa Tani tribeswomen wear huge NOSE PLUGS to make themselves so ugly they are not kidnapped by rival tribes, bizarre images reveal
The Apatani Tribal Village of Ziro

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Funny Nose, Body Modification Picture of a Woman: Facts