Most individuals in Ethiopia notably in the northern half and rural areas use these traditional cotton garments for various celebrations and festivities.
Most people believe that carrying these house-made in most cases white clothes during tradition-affiliated festivities is sort of necessary. Some folks whom ENA has talked to have comparable attitudes towards these clothes.
Since two of Ethiopia’s large holidays – the New Year and the Meskel festival – fall in September, it’s widespread to see many people who wear traditional clothes in this month.
Aberash Tulu, who was visiting shops on the Shiromeda market to buy traditional Ethiopian dress, mentioned; these clothes give her great mental satisfaction regardless of the price.
Sometimes, her want and the value of the clothes do make clear discrepancy. It might double or triple her monetary capability. No matter happens, she buys them because the traditional items are important to her.
Elisabeth Mekonin, Tayech Alemayehu and Haimanot Alemu, whom we acquired shopping for the white traditional dresses at Shiromeda, were amazingly in a similar put on on the time. They had been visiting shops to buy traditional dresses for a weeding that they will attend.
As a lover of these traditional dresses, Elisabeth stated her desire for more of these garments will never die.
Although she owned many traditional garments, Elisabeth prefers to have new traditional dresses for special events such as holidays and weeding.
Tayech Alemayehu, was additionally enthusiastic about these white, cotton-made and ornamented traditional garments, though her need is totally different from her friend.
Regardless of most of those traditional garments are prepared mostly in the form of dress with a shawl, Tayech needs to wear skirt and jacket made of those traditional products.
Glaring in the white dress itself, Haimanot, a pal of the 2, said she has great pride in sporting these dresses.
Haimanot mentioned that the series progress that these dresses have undergone in design and magnificence provides her a possibility to seek out dresses that comply with her desire.
Retailers of traditional garments at Shiromeda whom ENA has talked with agree on that traditional dresses have shown vital improvements in fashion and design.
In keeping with Tirsit Lemma, a merchant, “The traditional garments made each for women and men have enjoyed improvements in design. The colored thick fabrics on the sides of the clothes also have changed a lot. Typically, 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 buyer, Melkamu shiferaw likes sporting traditional clothes. However, the issue is the problem to seek out ready-made garments for men in a lot of the shops.
In contrast to ladies, who’ve the possibility to get ready-made traditional dresses, men are unable to get ready-made traditional clothes, as a lot of the shops favor to sew the clothes upon their request.
The occasion-based mostly traditional girls clothes, relying upon the quality of the fabric and design differ in price. In some galleries at the Shiromeda market, it ranges from 1,800 to 7,500 Birr. In others, it ranges from 400 to 2,000 Birr.