Ethiopian Meskel Crosses

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Story

In Ethiopia, meskel crosses are handmade using the lost-wax casting process which requires the molds to be broken after every cast, resulting in unique, one-off creations. As artisans became more skilled, the patterns on the crosses became more intricate. The elaborate patterns and designs we see today aren't the result of mindless doodling; they're designed in a single, unbroken line to symbolize 'eternity'. Artisans living and working in close proximity often produced crosses similar in design and pattern resulting in meskel crosses serving as identification documents for a town or a province in Ethiopia.


Measurements

Small - 14"-16"H

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Materials

Silver


Colors

Silver

Each is one-of-a-kind and possesses its own unique personality. Variations between items received and images shown can occur.


Origin

Ethiopia


Care & Maintenance

Style indoors in a dry place.

Clean with a damp cloth and allow to dry.


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