Traditional Clothes: Indispensable Part of Ethiopian Culture

Most people in Ethiopia particularly in the northern part and rural areas use these traditional cotton clothes for various celebrations and festivities.

Most people imagine that wearing these residence-made in most cases white clothes during culture-affiliated festivities is sort of necessary. Some individuals whom ENA has talked to have comparable attitudes towards these clothes.

Since of Ethiopia’s large holidays – the New Year and the Meskel pageant – fall in September, it’s widespread to see many people who wear traditional garments in this month.

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

Sometimes, her want and the value of the clothes do make clear discrepancy. It may double or triple her monetary capability. No matter occurs, she buys them because the traditional items are necessary to her.

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

As a lover of these traditional dresses, Elisabeth said her need for more of these clothes will never die.

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

Tayech Alemayehu, was also concerned about these white, cotton-made and ornamented traditional garments, though her desire is completely different from her friend.

Regardless of most of these traditional clothes are prepared largely in the type of Ethiopian dress with a scarf, Tayech wants to put on skirt and jacket made of these traditional products.

Glaring within the white dress itself, Haimanot, a pal of the 2, said she has super pleasure in sporting these dresses.

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

Merchants of traditional clothes at Shiromeda whom ENA has talked with agree on that traditional dresses have shown important improvements in fashion and design.

In accordance with Tirsit Lemma, a merchant, “The traditional clothes made each for men and women have loved improvements in design. The colored thick materials on the edges of the garments also have changed a lot. Generally, the standard has changed.”

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

A male buyer, Melkamu shiferaw likes carrying traditional clothes. But, the problem is the difficulty to search out ready-made garments for males in most of the shops.

Unlike ladies, who’ve the chance to get ready-made traditional dresses, men are unable to get ready-made traditional clothes, as a lot of the shops desire to stitch the clothes upon their request.

The event-based traditional girls garments, relying upon the quality of the fabric and design vary 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.