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    Colourful woven shammas, gabis and hats

    by sachara Updated May 29, 2004

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    woven cotton

    It's told that the best woven cotton of Ethiopia comes from the Dorze people in Chenca.
    Along the road to Dorze and Chenca we saw the stalls with the colourful cloth. Also sometimes the men were weavening at the spot.

    What to buy: The colourful shammas (local toga) and gabis (the thicker version of the shamma).
    There are also woven hats.

    What to pay: This a a cheap place to buy your gabi. The price depends on the size and the bargaining (30 to 100 birr).

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    Pottery & calebashes

    by sachara Updated May 28, 2004

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    pottery and calebashes

    In the Dorze villages in the Guge Mountains you can find nice local pottery and calebashes.
    Some of the dark brown and black pottery is traditionally decorated. There are bowls and coffeejars, nowadays still used by the local people. The local people also use the calebashes in their daily life.

    What to buy: A coffee jar or bowl, if you have enough place left in your luggage. So I didn't buy anything, also because I couldn't be careful enough not to break the pottery during the remaining 5 weeks of my trip.

    What to pay: Not much after a bit bargaining.

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