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Autumn Collection

Coffee with Cream Ethiopian Cotton Gabi Body Shawl

Swahili Modern


  • This luxurious gabi body shawl in a coffee-with-cream shade is woven from organic cotton into two wide panels, then hand-stitched together by artisans of Sammy Ethiopia. Worn traditionally in pure white for religious services, a gabi is an expansive textile that can serve in many ways—as apparel, throw, tablecloth or baby carrier.

    Measures 110"L x 67"W. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

    Care instructions: Hand wash with mild soap. Hang dry.

  • The Sammy Ethiopia brand links the artisan skills of one of Africa’s most ancient civilizations with American and European fashion know-how. The result is unique contemporary style that has already gathered fans from New York to Tokyo. A wealth of craft skills known in Ethiopia for thousands of years are applied to a style-forward range of fashion and home accessories to suit current global tastes. Collaborating with community organizations and cooperatives, Sammy Ethiopia creates employment to some of the world’s most marginalized people in and around Addis Ababa.


Vendor: Swahili Modern

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