Mwali Poet Dress


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Lemlem’s ‘Mwali Poet’ dress is cut from the brand’s signature hand-woven cotton/lyocell fabric. Soft gathers around the neckline are accented with a tassel finished tie. Design features include side pockets, slits, and tie belt. Finish the look with the ‘Circle Oval’ earrings by Modern Weaving and sandals.

50% Cotton, 50% Lyocell

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Made in Kenya

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Size & Fit

Fit's true to size, take your normal size.

Model is 5'9 and wears size small.  Measurements for size Small:

Chest: 22.5”

Hip: 22”

Length: 43.5”

Product Attributes
  • Sustainable
  • Vegan
  • Handmade


Supermodel/actress and maternal health advocate Liya Kebede founded lemlem in 2007. The brand’s inspiration arose during a trip to her native Ethiopia. While visiting, Kebede met traditional weavers who no longer had a market for their goods, Kebede felt a need to preserve their art form while simultaneously creating job opportunities. Meaning “to bloom” or “to flourish” in Amharic, lemlem is handmade in Ethiopia from natural cotton and rooted in tradition, but woven with a modern touch. It aims to add a sense of diversity to the clothing market while fueling prosperity in another. Recently expanding beyond the hand woven category while still maintaining production in Africa, lemlem provides another voice for African causes as well as a beautiful embodiment of its traditions and culture.

“Seeing our weavers at work on their looms is mesmerizing. The beauty of our products lie in the intricate weaving patterns and the incredible care taken by each of our weavers.”-Liya Kebede

Each lemlem piece begins in the hands of exceptional artisans. The company invests in locally grown materials and fabrics and partners with collectives that use traditional techniques in hand weaving, crochet and embroidery to create a beautiful, contemporary look. lemlem is committed to preserving traditional craftsmanship while expanding production and job opportunities across Africa. The core hand woven collection is made in Ethiopia while the hand-crochet, silk and jersey pieces are made by our newest artisanal partners in Kenya.