Perched in the rugged highlands on the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia retains a unique position as an ancient Christian civilization. The history of artistic production in Ethiopia
spans over 2000 years. Artists and architects have produced
a stunning array of religious artefact processional crosses, illuminated manuscripts, painted wooden icons and
These holy treasures have a very special purpose in the Divine Worship service of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido church. They are mainly cared for by monks and priests and stored in church treasuries often in remote districts. The dry climate of the mountains has been a great aid to maintaining the condition of the artefacts but inevitably many of them now need restoring in order to save them for future generations. Recent work of the charity is reported on the Projects page under the current projects button.