"Remarkable hairstyles, Hamer women" Turmi Local Custom Tip by sachara

Turmi Local Customs: 4 reviews and 4 photos

  Hamerwomen at Dimeka market
by sachara

The Hamer people are known for their remarkable hairstyles. The women rub a mixture of ochre, water and animal fat in their hair, creating coppery-coloured tresses, known as goscha.

When we walked at the market of Dimeka some women and girls liked to touch our arms and hairs and asked us to touch their hairs. There was a lot of laughter, if our hands or arms became coloured with the red-brown ochre.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Aug 20, 2004
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse



“if you are in a hurry, make a detour. ”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 1 2
Forum Rank:
0 0 2 9 2

Have you been to Turmi?

  Share Your Travels