"Enset plantations" Arba Minch' Local Custom Tip by sachara
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Around the beehivehuts of the Dorze people you can find enset plantations. Enset (Musa ensete) or the false-banana tree is a old banana tree, that is past bearing fruits.
The Dorze people have a special custom to use these false-bananas. Nowhere in Africa you can find these customs. They scrape the bast to to remove all fibre and gather the stuff to prepare a kind of bread.
At the picture you can see the wooden board, used for the scraping and making of a kind of white pulp.
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