ETHIOPIA: HAMER TRIBE CULTURAL DRESS
SIlliclla: Also known as Illiklla which is a handwoven shoulder cloth and is usually rectangular. A straight pin (tupu) is used to secure it at the front while other people may opt to just tie it. It is used to keep the women warm.
Chumpi: Means belt and was traditionally used by women to fasten their skirts. They’re also used by men when lifting heavy objects to support their backs.
Jobona: A traditional jacket made of wool and is usually worn under the Illiclla by women. It is also adorned with different patterns of coloured buttons which also symbolise one’s social status.
Montera: A name from the Quechua people for a traditional hat that was worn by women. The hat usually has a woven strap decorated with white beads whose number reflects the social status of women.
Polleras: A traditional skirt made by weaving wool. It is later decorated by embroidering different patterns according to different regions. They are mainly used in the festive season.
Ojota: These are sandals made of recycled tires. They are used to associate oneself with the indigenous identity of the region of Andes.They’re typically worn with traditional Peruvian clothing such as the poncho, chullo (knitted hat), and the alpargatas (espadrilles)