I wonder how this practice began.
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Woman of the traditional Dani tribe shows her amputated fingers on October 10 in Wamena, West Papua, Indonesia. The primitive tribe still lives a very traditional existence due to the remoteness of its location. The tribe were once famed as a head-hunting tribe and still demonstrate specific customs today, including the women cutting off segments of their fingers whenever a relative dies.