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Embroidered Tapestry

The Ethiopian tapestry is breathtakingly beautiful.
All the items are embroidered with endless devotion, depicting the community's daily life, and the traditional stories passing from father to son,- the wonderful bible-stories, such as Jonas and the whale, receiving the ten commandments on mount Sinai, and the love-story between king Salomon and the queen of Sheba.

There's a large selection of embroidered tapestry in various sizes, designs and prices. 


There are several themed embroidered tapestry that tells a story.

For example:

Bible Stories
 
These works of art combine embroidery with colorful cotton threads and fabric. There is “women’s embroidery” and “men’s embroidery” with different density levels, styles and contents. They tell stories that have been passed down from generation to generation and translated into colorful and picturesque embroidery. The men’s embroidery expresses their longing for Zion. Their prayers are illustrated with Bible stories of heroism such as the story of creation, Adam and Eve, the Ark of the Covenant, Jacob’s ladder, parting of the Red Sea, Noah’s Ark, and Samson’s heroism.
 
Stories of the Angels
 
The women’s embroidery deals with gender specific topics such as protection of women and their fertility by creating “amulets” of fertility, love, luck and abundance. In these creations we can see the good angels – Gabriel, Michael, Zrubavel and Israel – who guard a woman’s ovaries with their bodies so that she can continue to be fertile and give birth to children of Zion. Women’s lifestyles can also be seen in the cycle of life, the seasons of the years, the wonders of nature and so on.
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The Kingdom of Sheba and Solomon
 
Ethiopian Jewish tradition devotes special attention to the love story between the Queen Sheba and King Solomon. In their embroidery, King Solomon is portrayed as a lion ling – a symbol of masculinity, strength, nobility, power and beauty – and the Queen of Sheba is portrayed with two lionesses. One lioness symbolizes a woman’s principal role as a mother, and the other symbolizes a woman’s gender role as a helpmate to the man-lion, who rules with a firm hand.
 
A bird symbolizes the free spirit that joins Queen Sheba and King Solomon. The snake, a symbol of medicine in Ethiopian tradition, illustrates the prayer for health and longevity of the kingdom.

Note that this item's price will be discussed over the phone/email, due to adaptation to your needs (colors, theme, size, etc.)



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