Ethiopia – The Handicrafts Photo Essay

Handicrafts – Old Town Harar, Ethiopia

 

This photo essay and description depicting “The  Handicrafts”   was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Ulf Krone at docugraphy

 
 

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Steady hands, Dorze Pottery, Guge Mountains, Ethiopia

Steady hands, Dorze Pottery, Guge Mountains, Ethiopia

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Handicraft - Old Town Harar, Ethiopia

Handicraft – Old Town Harar, Ethiopia

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Handicraft - Old Town Harar, Ethiopia

Handicraft – Old Town Harar, Ethiopia

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Spinning..., Dorze Village, Guge Mountains, Ethiopia

Spinning…, Dorze Village, Guge Mountains, Ethiopia

 

Harar in eastern Ethiopia, is the fourth-holiest city for Muslims, following Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. It´s famous old town is the only walled city south of the Sahara desert with 82 mosques and 364 alleys stuffed into only one square kilometer. In the massive markets you can get everything from silver jewelry to fabrics and spices.

The Dorze are one of the tribes in the Guge Mountains, belonging to the huge group of tribes in Southern Ethiopia, the so-called “Museum of tribes/man”.  The local artisans spin and weave the cotton to create colorful fabrics you can see all over Ethiopia.  They also make beautiful pottery. The Dorze are Christians belonging to the Ethiopian-orthodox church.

This photo essay and description depicting “The Handicrafts”   was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Ulf Krone at docugraphy

See also:

Ethiopia: The Artisans – Photo Essay

Ethiopia:The Rock-Hewn Churches Of Lalibela – Photo Essay

 

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