"Turmi, village of the Hamer people" Turmi by sachara
Turmi Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 78 photos
We stayed for three days in Turmi, the maintown of the Hamer. It was an easygoing town. We visited the market and the primary school. And were invited for dinner at the compound of a local Hamer family.
The Hamer people are known for their remarkable hairstyles. The women rub a mixture of ochre, water and butter in their hair, creating coppery-coloured tresses, known as goscha. The women wear torques and bead necklaces around their neck and goatskin skirts, decorated with kaurishells.
At the monday market in Turmi the Hamer people from the small villages around come to the marketsquare to sell their vegetables, sorghum, millet, spices, butter and milk. In Dimeka, a village north of Turmi is a market at tuesday and saturday
When we walked along the road, we met a lot of the friendly local people greeting us. Mostly they stopped to try to talk... more travel advice
Between the campsite and the village we walked several times along the main road, leading from Turmi to Konso and the... more travel advice
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