Ethiopian cross

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An Ethiopian Orthodox priest with traditional axumite crosses

Ethiopian crosses are symbols of Christianity in Ethiopia. Their elaborate, stylized design is markedly distinct from the similar European Christian crosses.[1][2] Ethiopian crosses are almost always made from elaborate lattice work, the intertwined lattice represents everlasting life.[3] Each cross looks different, and artisans can take liberty when choosing shapes and patterns.[4]

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  1. ^ Stanlislaw Chojnacki with Caroline Gossage, Ethiopian Crosses, (London: Skira, 2006). ISBN 88-7624-831-5 (book review)
  2. ^ Mario di Salvo, Crosses of Ethiopia, 2006
  3. ^ "The Ethiopian Cross". Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Ethiopian Cross". R·Seitz: Talisman. Retrieved 16 October 2016.