October 9, 2017 | Leave a comment An Ethiopian coffee dress is the traditional attire of Ethiopian women. In Ethiopia, this dress is called habesha qemis. Rastafarian women in the African diaspora also wear these dresses. The ankle length dress is made of white cotton. Most dresses are decorated with Ethiopian motifs. The dress is worn during the Ethiopian coffee ceremony. The coffee dress is an informal style. For formal events, women wear Ethiopian dresses made of chiffon (fabric), which is a sheer silk or rayon cloth. Many women wrap a shawl called a netela around the formal dress, see Culture of Ethiopia. Netela or netsela is a handmade cloth many Eritrean and Ethiopian women use to cover their head and shoulders when they wear clothing made out of chiffon, especially when attending church. It is made up of two layers of fabric, unlike gabi which is made out of four. Kuta is the male version. Gabi is name short of Gabrael , the original is Aramaic ,and it means , in Aramaic ( or assyrian laguge) Gabi : Man , and Gabrael : Man of God . also Gabi is short name for Gabraela , used for women name . The English footballer Gabriel Agbonlahor, currently of Aston Villa, is often referred to by fans as “Gabi” or “Gabby”. This is often the case in the club’s fanzine Heroes and Villains. There are many ways to spell a given name. Gabi Gabby Gaby Gabbi and more. The material chiffon comes in many different designs and colors such as flowers. Many Eritrean women go to dress makers with their chosen chiffon. Most are of ankle length and the dresses have different stitching and accent.