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The useful tools are decorated with motives from the Jewish Ethiopian tradition. Pottery was considered as a lesser work, and was performed by women. They used to dig the clay out near water-sources, make the tools with bare hands, and dry them in the sun before they burnt them. They made them mainly for domestic use, but also for sale in the Christian neighbouring markets.

Some of the tools are still in use, as the Ethiopian coffee-pots, that are used in the ancient ceremonial way, but also by Israelis, who buy them to prepare coffee outdoors, or to decorate their homes. The colourful woven baskets, the ceramic-bowls and ceramic-lamps, that are created according to the Ethiopian image of home, are special heart-warming gifts for various events.
 
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