The tukul (Home)
A tukul is a round, thatched Ethiopian house that is built using straw and mud.
The Lion of Judah (A Guide To Ethiopia)
The Lion of Judah is the symbol of the Hebrew tribe of Judah, from which Menelik I, founder of the Solomonic dynasty was believed to be a descendant. Emperor Haile Selassie was the 225th king in this dynastic line. This was reflected in part of the Emperor’s official title: ‘The Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah’.
The moseb (Practical Information)
A moseb is a colourful round woven basket with a lid. The moseb is traditionally used instead of a table, and the communal platter of food is placed on the flat surface under the lid.
The mequamia (Testimonials)
The handle of a mequamia – an Ethiopian prayer stick – is shaped like a tau cross. The sticks are used during processions, to create rhythm, and to rest on during long services where the priests and the devoted must remain standing.
The tirumba (Call Us)
A tirumba is a traditional metal horn used to summon people from surrounding areas to an event or gathering. The word derives from the Amharic words tiru, which means ‘call’ and amba, which means ‘higher ground’. Traditionally the caller would climb to a hilltop or high point to blow his horn, before announcing his news loudly.
The first stamp (Email us)
Ethiopia’s first postage stamps were printed in 1894. Of the seven stamps, four of them bore the head of Menelik II, Ethiopia’s emperor from 1889 to 1913; the other three featured the Lion of Judah.
The Gerima Gospels (Brochure)
The Gerima Gospels are believed to be the oldest illustrated manuscripts in existence. Written in the ancient language of Ge’ez, the manuscripts are estimated to date from between 390 and 660 AD, and are kept in the remote Abba Gerima Monastery in the mountains of Tigray.« Back