Our wonderful driver, Midi
The Dorze are a tribe who are known for their bee-hive shaped houses
which are a tribute to the elephants who used to call this area home. The houses are built with a bamboo foundation overlaid with "false banana" (banana trees which do not bear fruit). They are two-story to begin with, but over the years, as the termites
eat the foundation, the houses become shorter and shorter; the doors are recut so the opening remains accessible.
The Dorze are also known for their weaving, which is done by men,
spinning, done by the women
and VERY spicy hot dip and VERY potent distilled corn liquor.
Margy negotiating for woven scarves
Draped in leopard skins, the young men did a traditional dance for us
as did the young children
Beautiful place, friendly people!
Location:Arba Minch, Ethiopia