Ethiopian Fashion Gains Traction Following PM’s Gesture

Traditional Ethiopian fashion is gaining more fame thanks to the country’s Prime Minister. Abiy Ahmed recently caused some buzz by giving handwoven jackets to the presidents of Rwanda and Uganda. Back home, it’s common attire for Ethiopians who are strongly attached to the clothing. Coletta Wanjohi explains from Addis Ababa.

Addisu Tegegn has received a fresh order for a jacket. His customer wants a black jacket decorated with Ethiopian woven fabric. The process entails cutting fabric into pieces, then assembling them before adding the final decorative touches. He will deliver it in 4 days.

ADDISU TEGEGN FASHION DESIGNER, ADDIS DESIGN “This is our typical designs the material also is by hand, made by hand weaving and embroidery also. That is the uniqueness of the traditional work.” Read More via CGTN.

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