Suri children bathing in the river. All Images by Giordano Cipriani Young Men. Suri girl enjoying water after the raining season. The Suri have a sky god named Tuma. They use medicine men to undertake sacrifices or prayers to send them directly to Tuma. Motherhood. Women perform scarification. Women with scarred torsos and chests are considered particularly sensual and attractive. Armbands are extremely valuable and signify a woman’s social status. Cows are tremendously important to the Suri, and at times Suri risk death to protect their herd; Suri men are judged by how much cattle they own. It is still unknown why and how lip plates came to be used.