Traditional Clothes: Indispensable A part of Ethiopian Tradition

Most individuals in Ethiopia significantly in the northern part and rural areas use these traditional cotton garments for various celebrations and festivities.

Most people imagine that carrying these home-made in most cases white clothes throughout culture-affiliated festivities is quite necessary. Some folks whom ENA has talked to have related attitudes towards these clothes.

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

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

Typically, her need and the price of the garments do clarify discrepancy. It could double or triple her financial capability. No matter happens, she buys them because the traditional items are essential to her.

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

As a lover of those traditional dresses, Elisabeth stated her need for more of those garments will never die.

Though she owned many traditional garments, Elisabeth prefers to have new traditional dresses for special events corresponding to holidays and weeding.

Tayech Alemayehu, was additionally enthusiastic about these white, cotton-made and ornamented traditional clothes, though her want is completely different from her friend.

Regardless of most of those traditional clothes are prepared largely in the form of dress with a scarf, Tayech needs to wear skirt and jacket made of those traditional products.

Evident within the white dress itself, Haimanot, a friend of the 2, mentioned she has great satisfaction in carrying these Ethiopian dresses.

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

Retailers of traditional garments at Shiromeda whom ENA has talked with agree on that traditional dresses have shown vital enhancements in type and design.

In response to Tirsit Lemma, a merchant, “The traditional clothes made both for women and men have enjoyed enhancements in design. The colored thick fabrics on the edges of the garments even have modified 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 standard, model and design of the clothes.

A male purchaser, Melkamu shiferaw likes carrying traditional clothes. However, the issue is the issue to find ready-made clothes for males in a lot of the shops.

In contrast to women, who have the chance to get ready-made traditional dresses, males are unable to get ready-made traditional garments, as many of the shops favor to stitch the clothes upon their request.

The occasion-based traditional ladies garments, depending upon the quality of the material and design range in price. In some galleries at the Shiromeda market, it ranges from 1,800 to 7,500 Birr. In others, it ranges from four hundred to 2,000 Birr.