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Ethiopian Hand crafted traditional Nickle hand cross SC-0027

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Throughout Ethiopian's history crosses have played a major role in the ancient legacy of Christianity. No other country in the world has created such a vast quantity of cross designs as Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Christianity has retained much of its early symbolism and the raw simplicity of the oldest symbols adapted by the church, the cross, retained its purest form in Ethiopia. There are three principal forms; The processional cross, Hand cross, and pendant cross.

The processional crosses with hollow shaft mounted on a long wooden pole are possession of the church and monasteries. The Hand crosses are possession of individual Priests and are held by the priest during religious services and ceremonies. These hand crosses or priest's blessing crosses are smaller than processional crosses, yet they still posses intricate designs. They established a place of holiness and salvation for the believer and are made of Nickle, Silver, Iron and Wood.

The priest uses the hand cross or the blessing cross to bless the member of their congregations who often kiss the cross to receive blessings.

Name-Hand cross
Size-10.5 inches long and 5.5 inches wide in diameter.
Made in- Ethiopia

The hand made nature can easily be seen in the small differences and imperfections in individual crosses.
Throughout Ethiopian's history crosses have played a major role in the ancient legacy of Christianity. No other country in the world has created such a vast quantity of cross designs as Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Christianity has retained much of its early symbolism and the raw simplicity of the oldest symbols adapted by the church, the cross, retained its purest form in Ethiopia. There are three principal forms; The processional cross, Hand cross, and pendant cross.

The processional crosses with hollow shaft mounted on a long wooden pole are possession of the church and monasteries. The Hand crosses are possession of individual Priests and are held by the priest during religious services and ceremonies. These hand crosses or priest's blessing crosses are smaller than processional crosses, yet they still posses intricate designs. They established a place of holiness and salvation for the believer and are made of Nickle, Silver, Iron and Wood.

The priest uses the hand cross or the blessing cross to bless the member of their congregations who often kiss the cross to receive blessings.

Name-Hand cross
Size-10.5 inches long and 5.5 inches wide in diameter.
Made in- Ethiopia

The hand made nature can easily be seen in the small differences and imperfections in individual crosses.

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Ethiopian Hand crafted traditional Nickle hand cross SC-0027

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  • Materials: Ethiopian hand cross, Ethiopian hand made nickle hand cross, Processional cross, Hand cross
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