Traditional Garments: Indispensable A part of Ethiopian Tradition

Most people in Ethiopia significantly in the northern half and rural areas use these traditional cotton clothes for varied celebrations and festivities.

Most individuals consider that wearing these home-made in most cases white garments during culture-affiliated festivities is kind of necessary. Some folks whom ENA has talked to have comparable attitudes towards these clothes.

Since of Ethiopia’s huge holidays – the New Year and the Meskel pageant – fall in September, it’s widespread to see many individuals who put on traditional clothes in this month.

Aberash Tulu, who was visiting shops at the Shiromeda market to buy traditional dress, said; these garments give her nice mental satisfaction regardless of the price.

Sometimes, her desire and the worth of the clothes do clarify discrepancy. It may double or triple her monetary capability. No matter happens, she buys them because the traditional pieces are necessary to her.

Elisabeth Mekonin, Tayech Alemayehu and Haimanot Alemu, whom we got shopping for the white traditional dresses at Shiromeda, had been amazingly in an identical put on at the time. They have been visiting shops to purchase traditional dresses for a weeding that they are going to attend.

As a lover of these traditional dresses, Elisabeth said her want for more of those garments will never die.

Although she owned many traditional clothes, Elisabeth prefers to have new traditional dresses for particular events comparable to holidays and weeding.

Tayech Alemayehu, was also desirous about these white, cotton-made and ornamented traditional clothes, although her need is completely different from her friend.

Despite most of these traditional clothes are prepared principally within the type of dress with a scarf, Tayech desires to put on skirt and jacket made of those traditional products.

Glaring within the white dress itself, Haimanot, a good friend of the 2, stated she has super satisfaction in wearing these dresses.

Haimanot stated that the series progress that these dresses have undergone in design and elegance offers her a possibility to search out dresses that comply together with her desire.

Retailers of Ethiopian traditional dress garments at Shiromeda whom ENA has talked with agree on that traditional dresses have shown important improvements in fashion and design.

Based on Tirsit Lemma, a service provider, “The traditional clothes made both for women and men have enjoyed enhancements in design. The colored thick materials on the edges of the clothes also have changed a lot. Generally, the quality has changed.”

Dinkinesh Lemma, a trader who shares Tirsit’s views. These cotton-made white garments are still made of cotton, not from linen or silk. Nonetheless, the dynamism in technological achievements influenced the quality, type and design of the clothes.

A male purchaser, Melkamu shiferaw likes sporting traditional clothes. However, the issue is the issue to search out ready-made garments for men in most of the shops.

Unlike women, who’ve the chance to get ready-made traditional dresses, men are unable to get ready-made traditional garments, as many of the shops prefer to sew the clothes upon their request.

The occasion-based mostly traditional women clothes, depending upon the standard of the fabric and design fluctuate in price. In some galleries on the Shiromeda market, it ranges from 1,800 to 7,500 Birr. In others, it ranges from four hundred to 2,000 Birr.