This beautiful icon is made of wood and brass. It has two openings that are tied together with threads. When the panels are lifted, colorful scenes from the Bible 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, the image shows the legend of Saint George and the Dragon. The story is the saint taming and slaying a dragon that demanded human sacrifices; the saint thereby rescues the princess chosen as the next offering.
The middle section is made of brass and inserted into the wood. Here, the Virgin Mary holding Jesus on her lap with the two angels on her side. Also, on the right of the opening, Jesus standing with his disciples.
Throughout the icon, there are heads of angels. Traditional Ethiopian iconographies show angels with heads.
Note:This icon is new and there is no significant imperfection that I can see. However, it is handmade and as such there might be some flaws. The two doors don't close perfectly.
Year Made: 2001
Material: Wood, Brass, Threads
Size: Height 15 1/2" x Width 7" (Closed) Height 15 1/2" x Width 11" (Opened)
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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.