Gabi (clothing)

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Gabi (Ge'ez: ጋቢ) is a handmade cloth worn by Eritreans and Ethiopians. It is worn over the shoulders and upper body and is made out of cotton. Unlike the two-layered kuta (worn by men) and netela (worn by women), it consists of four layers.[1] Both men and women can wear it. Most of the time, the elderly wear it.


  1. ^ "Textiles of Ethiopia: Netela and Gabi". My journey to Ethiopian culture. [Road to Ethiopia - Camino a Etiopia]. Retrieved 27 January 2013.