This exquisite icon is made of two blocks of solid wood, and it weighs 2.8lb. The two panels open to reveal beautiful, colorful illustrations that narrate a story from the Bible.
One of the panels depicts 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 other panel shows the Virgin Mary holding Jesus on her lap with the two angels by her side. This icon is a typical Ethiopian iconography in terms of the theme, color, and style. It is exceptionally well done, elegantly painted, and aesthetically pleasing. The panels on the outside are covered with fabric and decorated with patterns. A piece of leather is used to bind the two boards together.
Note: The icon has never been used before. However, it was stored in an art gallery for several years. There are some damages on the outside of the cover. Please look at the last picture.
Year Made: 2007
Material: Wood, Leather, Canvas Fabric
Size: Height 12” x Width 8” (Closed) Height 12” x Width 17” (Open)
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.