Mesob and Jebana Stand at Markato

Markato Jebana n' Mesob

img03b 75x75 Mesob and Jebana Stand at MarkatoMesobs is hand woven basket with elaborate designs and decorations that are used to store various items from jewelry to food. A food storage mesob is between 2 – 3 feet high. This is used to store (injere), a flat Ethiopian staple bread that plays a vital role in Ethiopian dishes. It’s also used to store the traditional home-made bread and it sometimes serves as a food serving table. Mesob are predominantly woven by women and can be seen doing this beautiful craft in the trading cells at the main market (Markato). Mesobs comes in 2 basic shapes circle and oval with the the most basic Ethiopian design color derived from their national flag green, yellow and red.