The clay art of the Ethiopian community, found its way into the heart of the Israeli consensus. In the Ethiopian society, the figurines have symbolic significance and functional and emotional value. For the people who buy these sculptures they symbolize aspirations and dreams for fertility, creativity, parenthood and economic prosperity.
The women's figurines holding a basket express the blessing of livelihood. A pregnant woman or a woman holding a baby expresses the fertility blessing. A woman with a bird on her shoulders expresses the blessing of creativity and peace.
The men's figurines expresses a blessing for family stability. The old man, usually with a beard expresses the wisdom of life and spiritualty.
The lion figurines symbolize the lion of the Judah tribe, and there for symbolizes Jerusalem.