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Afar Mat Tents

North-east Ethiopia
Visited 2019


Afar - A Variety of Different Mat Tents


The Afar occupy a large region that extends from Ethiopia into Eritrea and Djibouti. This includes some extreme habitats from the ancient basalt lava flows, to the rift valley mountains in the north and wetland swamps in the south. Throughout they use a grid frame, covered with mats, although the size of the frame and materials used adapts considerably to the period of migration and the availability of local materials.

See also...

Dassenetch

Hadzabe

Mursi

Dorze

Location:
Arbore
Southern Ethiopia

Visited:
Spring 2012
Autumn 2014

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