Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hand Crafted

We toured Sabahar, one of Ethiopia's few fair trade companies. Check out their website here.

 This place was amazing.
 Silk worms are raised by farmers all over Ethiopia. It takes approximately 400 cocoons for one scarf.
The silk is cleaned and then hand spun, multiple times to get a strong, fine, thread.

 Watching these men at their looms was mesmerizing, creating something, hand crafted, minute details, God's creation of the silk worm, the cocoons being spun into thread, then dyed, counted and designed into patterns. This sounds so weird but it literally moved me as I was watching these skilled people doing what they did so well, I guess, for lack of better words, it was worship. Humans creating something that their creator designed them for, resulting in something of so much beauty.

Don't watch this video if you speak Amharic. Wow, a really ugly American accent going on.


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Kristen Hoerr said...

very cool! I also liked hearing your Amharic. You sound like a pro to me. :)

L, Ann and boys said...

amazing! :) I read that the silk worms only spin cocoons outdoors where they were created to thrive. They don't successfully make silk when placed indoors and attempted to be massed produced. It just makes them more cool in my opinion. ;)

Todd ~ Teresa said...


Nichole said...

love it. proof that we can worship in so many ways - not just in song and in church.
I was intrigued enough to check out the website and found one of their distributors is in Evansville, IN! Beautiful fabrics, thanks for sharing. :)

Janel said...

Wow so amazing!!

leah said...

this is incredible, just beautiful!