An early morning at Turmi (Omo Valley), a Hamar village. A Hamar family gathers around traditional three-stoned cooking stove to drink coffee and warm up. A common cultural practice among all the tribes, I was offered coffee in a calabash. .
Hamer is one of the most known tribes in Omo Valley. They inhabit the territory East of the Omo River and have villages in Turmi and Dimeka. They are a semi-nomadic and pastoral people. Hamar appear to be confident in the survival of their traditions. Despite increasing contact with town-dwellers, they continue to marry only from within the tribe and scorn those who refuse to take part in tribal ceremonies such as bull jumping