Exploring the Protection for Tibeb Patterns under Ethiopian Law: Are Tibeb Patterns Works of Applied Art or Traditional Cultural Expressions?

Traditional dresses are highly dignified among Ethiopians. It is very common to beautify traditional dresses with handwoven embroidery designs, locally referred to as Tibeb. Ethiopians wear traditional dresses decorated with handwoven Tibeb patterns also at important occasions such as religious ceremonies, wedding programs, funerals, public festivals and other cultural events.

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