Scarification has been widely used by many West African tribes to mark milestone stages in both men and women's lives, such as puberty and marriage. It is also used to transmit complex messages about identity; such permanent body markings may emphasize fixed social, political, and religious roles. Photograph: Jack Picone. www.jackpicone.com
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The Victoria and Albert museum dates this to app. 1864. See how it doesn't go down the hips very much? Hips and all points south were concealed under the hoop, so no need to rein them in. This was a period of much more comfortable corsets than before and after.