Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ethiopian Traditional Dress

Ethiopian women traditionally wear white dresses, while men wear white tunics over riding pants.
If you were to witness the ceremony of any Ethiopian holiday or festival, you will be sure to observe a show of remarkable traditional Ethiopian clothing depending on the region, religion and other factors.
The white cloths worn on holidays and special occasions stand for the cultures of the Orthodox religion.
The color white for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church symbolizes happiness, beauty and purity. While some women wear Netela on a daily basis, others only put it on while going to church. Other products such as Gabi and Kuta, lighter versions of blankets, are white fabrics also decorated on their borders to keep one warm during unfavorable weathers.

Oromo Cultural Cloth  

Esketa Ethiopian Cultural Dance 

Liya Kebede is an Ethiopian model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer and actress who has appeared three times on the cover of US Vogue. Since 2005, Kebede has served as the WHO's Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. 

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