It is not possible to tell which are the first people who started to stretch your ears or why they started doing it. Today many cultures, including our own, practicing the art of stretching the skin in a very reasons.
Among the people who practice this body modification, the most frequently cited reasons are specific religion, rituals survived through the millennia, purification from evil, sexual temptation physical beauty.
As latitudes, where you can meet people with this specific look they are diverse – from the Masai tribes in Kenya to the Huaorani people in Amazonian Brazil.
This ancient fashion was popular even in some parts of Thailand.