In Jewish culture throughout the world, art has always been a method for expressing traditions and folklore. The Ethiopian art of storytelling, which has passed from father to son and mother to daughter, has been a way of preserving Ethiopian Jewish culture and tradition. This culture finds expression in the works of embroidery created by both men and women. Through their embroidery they tell the story of the beauty of nature, animals and the seasons of the year. Their creations also tell the story of relationships within families and couples. They deal with the circle of life and fertility, and the relationship between believers and the golden homeland of Zion.
The Ethiopian clay sculptures are rough art, using only clay made in the nutural way: uncoloured and unglazed.