- Digitized 2016 (originally created 1971)
Part of Lorna R. Marsden fonds
Photograph of two women at the Big Market in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in Fall 1971. The two women are wearing shemma cloth, a hand woven material ubiquitous in Ethiopia, but particularly in northern Ethiopia. Lorna R. Marsden purchased an example of a shemma cloth designed for special occasions during her travels which she later donated to the Museum of Anthropology in 2016. This image shows its typical and everyday use in the late 1960s and early 1970s in Ethiopia as a body and head wrap, wrap skirt and shawl.