This old charming yet straightforward wooden icon is one-of-a-kind. It is estimated 80 to 90 years old. It has two openings that are tied together with threads at the hinge. When the panels are lifted, simple, elegant images are revealed. On the left, it is shown, Jesus Christ on crucifixion with his mother by his side.
The middle section illustrates the legend of Saint George and the Dragon. The story is the saint taming and slaying a dragon that demanded human sacrifices. On the right, Jesus standing with one of his disciples. The outside carving is made to resemble ornately crafted crosses. There is also on the right corner of the middle section, a faded Ge'ez description. It says "Z'Gorges" meaning Saint George.
This icon is not self-standing. You can put it against a wall or a vertical surface.
Year Made: Estimated 80 - 90 Year Old
Material: Wood, Threads
Theme: Virgin Mary, Christ On Crucifixion, St. George
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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.