“you reflect just like the moon”
“እንደ ጨረቃ ታንፀባርቂያለሽ”
YONAEL MARGA
SEWASEW WAS FOUNDED BECAUSE WE WANTED TO MAKE TRADITIONAL CLOTHES MORE ACCESSIBLE AND EASIER TO WEAR OUTSIDE OF OCCASIONS.
SEWASEW DESIGN
... pottery remains alive to this day. Largely by women who inherited the skill from their mothers before them.
POTTERY & HANDICRAFTS
SHIRO MEDA IS A FASCINATING MIRROR TO THE CREATIVE LIFE IN ETHIOPIA.
SHIRO MEDA
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Hello There-11-11

 We believe that creatives shouldn’t be painted with one brush stroke. The whole, starving artist image is overrated and it needs to be nipped in the bud (or wherever it has settled now). This is why we started this digital magazine that focuses on us creatives. However, instead of indulging the negative images and the overconfident artists that got us here we aim to sell creatives as professionals. At the end of the day, that’s what we aim to be. GETZ is a publication that aims to raise awareness about local creatives that do their own thing and excel.

Articles

Ethiopian Pottery and Handicrafts

Handicrafts and their creator’s stories mirror Ethiopian history and the industry today. The artisans produced essential items for sustenance (think of the injera clay plate). Still, they were seen as “non-essential” to demonically possessed. Moreover, the handicraft sector is riddled with inexplicable paradoxes.

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Articles

You will Die at Twenty | Sudanese Film

You will Die at Twenty Maybe? We don’t know…

For the first time, ever, Sudan is submitting a film to the Oscars. For a country with an art scene that has been suppressed by an autocrat (Omar Al-Bashir), this is huge news. Especially, as an African. Okay, maybe not in that intensity. But it’s huge news! Let’s explain why!

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Features

What the Wise Awakens To | Ethiopian Short Film

“What the wise awakens to” is a short animation film made from individually hand-painted frames.

The narration of the film is based on the famous allegory of the cave from the Republic. The allegory of the cave as an archetypically structured story has a lot of similarities with other similar myths and stories on the same subject. For instance, with the life of Buddha from the east.

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Articles

God in Art | Ethiopian Art

Given our history, you wouldn’t be surprised to find out that religion plays a huge role in the daily lives of Ethiopians. A country where a good majority identifies as either Christian or Muslim has also produced some of the most fascinating art pieces that tell the history of the country and God.

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