The Secret of Ethiopian New Traditional Dress For Wedding

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Ethiopia, formerly Abyssinia, is the oldest independent nation in Africa. Ethiopia is also one of the oldest countries in the world; It was said that Emperor of Ethiopia is descended from a son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon (Prophet Sulaiman). Located in Eastern Africa, Ethiopia is located in the region known as the Horn of Africa.

 

Ethiopia a very rough terrain have isolated many people and often even to preserve the way of life and their ancient language. There are three main groups in Ethiopia, namely the person Oromo, Amhara, and Tigray. The ancestors of the Amhara and Tigray people originating from South Arabia. They are generally dark-skinned and slim berpostur. They inhabit the northern part of the country. There are also a number of blacks Nilotic and nomadic Somalia. The Somali people live mainly in the region of Ogaden in southeastern Ethiopia.

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Ethiopian New Traditional Dress
Ethiopian new traditional dress is a large white shawl, shamma, sometimes decorated with embroidery and worn covering the shoulders and arms. Under shamma, men can wear shorts or tight white trousers and a white shirt, while women usually wear long loose-fitting white dress. In the cities, men often wear European-style clothing. But most women prefer wearing shamma.




Traditional dress of women in Ethiopia are made from cloth called shemma and used to make habesha qemis: it is basically cotton cloth, about 90 cm long strip of woven, which are then sewn together. Sometimes shiny threads woven into the fabric for an elegant effect. Often, a woman will cover her head with a shash, a cloth tied around his neck. Shama and kuta, gauze-like is the white cloth, are often used. This is common among Muslim women and Christians. Elderly woman will wear a belt on a daily, while the other women just wear the sling is also called a netela while attending Church.

Ethiopian Traditional Dress For Wedding
An Ethiopian wedding can take on various forms. There is a high population of Jewish Ethiopians and their weddings mix both their traditional Jewish customs with elements of a traditionally ethnic Ethiopian culture.

History and African cultures, by both conscious and unconscious forces, distills those characteristics that are deemed relevant and pass them on from generation to generation. The phenomenon of history and culture is the further back you look at it, the more monolithic/compressed it becomes. So over time cultural distinctions between similar communities blur and becomes monolithic: Just like the further you move away from an object the smaller and less distinguishable it becomes. But Just as nature is a celebration of diversity, Africa testifies to a floral mosaic, the full spectrum of diversity created by African creativity.

Ethiopian Tribes Use Nature As Their Fashion Trends. At this time you may be following the fashion trend. Where You use shoes, jeans and shirt cotton cloth to keep track of fashion. But it is different with the tribe in Ethiopia who use nature as their fashion trends. So it looks more appealing and look natural.

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