St Wallata Petros- an ethiopian Saint Coptic art and iconography - African women painting female empowerment


The reading of the biography of Wallata Petros, the earliest account of the life of an African woman was the motive for the painting of this wonderful saint in the style of coptic ethiopian art

Size 19x25cm

Each of our icons is painted by hand according to the rules of the old byzantine art of hagiography or else holy iconography. In this ancient technique we are using the egg tempera on a plastered wooden panel we made our selves. After painting, the icon is varnished (this one has the traditional mixture of wax and resin) to seal the colors and produce an artwork that will last.

Additionally the icon comes tenderly protected in its individual bag, together with its instructions how to care for it, a little sachet of herbs from our garden in Crete -and our custom icon favors - Ready to be given as a gift