The Dorze people live in the Guge mountains of Ethiopia around
3,000m above sea level. It is a beautiful region with a population
of about 38,000. The Dorze are famous for their weaving using pit looms (below). Weaving is a
skill that they employ on their clothes, fences, blankets and
Dorze homes are built from bamboo with a thatch of enset
leaves, also called the
false banana. As well as using
the drought-resistant enset to build with they also use it to make kocho, a fermented flat bread.