A Fulani woman in Torodi, Niger looks out the door of her house. She sports the traditional facial scarring, that is considered beautiful. The scarring is done with a razor blade, and charcoal powder mixed with cream is rubbed into the fresh wound to create the darkened effect. She also has had her lower lip died black. This is done by piercing the lip with a needle in multiple locations, and then rubbing into the dried wounds the ground seeds of a certain tree to blacken it. Torodi is a town 60 km southwest of Niger's capital, Niamey, on the main road from Niamey to Ouagadougou (the capital of Burkina Faso). Torodi hosts a weekly Friday market, attended in force by people in the surrounding villages.