There were no goats and other animals for sale at the market in the centre of Dimeka. Somebody told us which road we had to take to that part of the market out of the village. It is not far, only a few 100 Ms, they told us.
At the edge of the village with a great view at the surrounding landscape and mountains we saw a large tree. In the shade of this tree we saw the goats for sale. This trade of goats is the business for the men.
Dimeka saturday market
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.
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Dimeka market, pottery
At the market of Dimeka the people are selling grain, butter and an alcoholic local brew like at the other markets in the area.
At the Dimeka market I enjoyed especially that part of the market, where they sold the local pottery. There was a huge amount of nice pots in black and brown colour. I could resist to buy them, because they were too big and fragile to bring them home at an easy way.