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What is Habesha kemis?





Habesha kemis is the Ethiopian traditional attire worn by the Habesha women from Ethiopia and Eritrea.

The Habesha kemis was originally ankle length dress with a bodice and sleeves, but theses days you can see modern Habesha kemis of various lengths and styles.

The Habesha kemis is a handmade embroidered cotton trim dress. The cotton fabric which is usually white or grey is called shemma.

The shemma fabric is usually woven into 90cm wide strips, which can be seen together to make a dress.

Habesha Kemis Dress Design by

Habesha’s by Selam Ethiopia

Bole Grace plaza, first floor shop no 113, 



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