"Dimeka saturday market" Turmi Off The Beaten Path Tip by sachara

Turmi Off The Beaten Path: 3 reviews and 3 photos

  Dimeka saturday market
by sachara

The market of Dimeka, Key Afar and Turmi are the most colourful ones in the Omo Region. So, on our way from Jinka and Key Afar to Turmi we stopped at the saturdaymarket of Dimeka.

The market of Dimeka is very lively. The Hamer people are friendly and curious. The women liked to look at us and to touch our hair. Their hair is styled and coloured with ochre. After mixing ochre, water and binding resin, they rub this mixture in their hair to create copper coloured tresses.

Around their necks the women wear necklaces of beads and iron torques and around their arms they wear iron coils. Their goatskin clothes are decorated with kauri-shells.

For more pictures have a look at the travelogue.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 21, 2004
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