The "uluri" consists of palm twine worn around the waist. To this band is attached a small piece of bark or shell that sits on the pubis, just above the genitals. A long thin cord leads from this bark or shell through the labia of the vagina, under the buttocks, to reappear as a kind of protruding tail in the rear. For younger girls and rituals the cord is sometimes eliminated. Note the calves on this older girl.
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