Dobo Wordo and Balo Daina wearing traditional Hamer daily dress.
Both woman are married and are the first wives (Hamer men can have up to 3 wives).
The first wife will wear 3 rings around her neck. The lower 2 rings are plain bands but the top ring has a distinctive protruding shaped cylinder head.
Here both Dobo and Balo wear a 3rd ring made of Dik Dik skin. This is a small antelope type animal that is common in the area. The skin of the Dik Dik is used as a temporary ring until the husband can afford the 3rd metal ring. This is much more expensive than the 2 plain rings as it is more difficult to make.
The woman were from another village but would come daily to our location to visit.