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chencha-Dorze

chencha-Dorze

The Dorze tribe lives in the mountains around Chencha. They live in large (up to 8m heigh) elephant shaped bamboo huts covered with false bananal leaves . They build their huts that high because every year the hut reduces in size due to termites. From the false banana tree they make "kocho", a sort of fermented pancakes. Next to the main hut, there is a smaller honeymoon hut, were the married couple stays for about three months until they have constructed their own hut. The Dorze are famous for their weaving skills.