The Belle of the Ball and her escort.
As you will recall from a previous post, I was measured for a traditional Ethiopian dress by a tailor one evening, and he had it ready for me to wear 5 days later. By popular request from my sewing friends, here are some more photos to show you the details!
The full outfit: habesha kemis (dress) and netela (shawl)
Embroidered Ethiopian crosses down the front of the dress.
The upper body, showing details of the embroidery.
Large embroidered Ethiopian cross down the front of the skirt.
The hem, showing details of the embroidery.
Inside view of the dress, showing the stabilizer used for the embroidery and the gold metallic inner lining of the dress.