This beautiful carved wood and stone icon tells a story from the Bible. This icon has two openings that are tied together with threads at the hinge. When the panels are lifted, beautiful images are revealed. The outside carving was made to resemble ornately crafted crosses. Traditionally, wooden icons are used to bring blessings to one's home or to educate as well as entertain.
On the left of the opening made of wood and painted image shows the birth of Jesus in a stable. The middle section, made of carved stone, indicates that Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist while a dove appears above Jesus' head. The dove represents the Holy Spirit.
The right opening displays the Annunciation the Virgin Mary who was visited by Saint Gabriel. Throughout the icon, there are heads of angels. Traditional Ethiopian iconographies show only heads of angels.
Year Made: 2007
Material: Wood, Stone, Threads
Size: Height 14” x Width 7 ½” (closed) Height 14” x Width 11 ¾” (Open)
Theme: John the Baptist, Annunciation the Virgin Mary
We are dedicated to giving you the very best handmade, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind products, with a focus on providing our customers with superior quality and exceptional customer service.
Our mission is to introduce traditional Ethiopian products to a broader audience. In doing so, we hope to create sustainable livelihoods for artisans and their communities while preserving the beauty and craftsmanship of Ethiopian weaving. In the age of mass-produced everything, we aim to provide customers with unique, well-made goods.
Welcome to koolDecor, your number one source for traditional Ethiopian home decorations and fashion accessories.
Mekdes Hagos, the founder and owner of koolDecor, began her professional life in the interior architecture field and worked for many years in the business. On a trip to Ethiopia in 2007, she met a textile weaver who introduced her to the woven fabrics of the country. Mekdes fell in love with the materials and wanted to incorporate the designs in the creation of something new. A few years later, through a partnership with Ethiopian textile weavers, koolDecor was established. Since then, Mekdes has collaborated with a wide range of artisans.