Axum Local Customs

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    Mesobs

    by sachara Updated May 24, 2004

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    centre of Aksum, mesob sellers

    In the centre of Aksum -on the square just south of the road to the Northern Stelae Park- I saw a group of local women.
    They were sitting in the shade of the large three, wrapped in their white shammas and natalas.

    These women were selling very colourfully woven mesobs. Mesobs are the local hour-glass shaped tables for serving the traditional food, like the large injeras, pancakes made the local cereal grain, named tef.

    Also in many restaurants you can find beside the standard tables some of these traditional tables. So, just sit around the mesob and enjoy your communal injera with your friends, eating with your right hand.

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    Natala or shamma

    by sachara Updated May 24, 2004

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    colourful natalas

    A shamma is a kind of white cloth, which men and women wear, when they go to the church, but also in the streets. White is the colour of purity.

    For women is there also the natala. This is a shamma with a decorated border or tibeb.

    At the market and in the shops you can buy these natalas. On the market of Aksum we found a stall with a lot of natalas with borders in many colours for 40 birr.

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    DO NOT PUT YOUR NAPKIN ON THE PLATE!

    by DAO Written Mar 9, 2008

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    After you have finished your meal you may, out of habit, place your napkin on your plate. Do not do it here! If there is any food left, the restaurant will give this to poor people after they close. If you put the napkin on it – they won’t. It is a really hard habit to break, but please remember to leave your napkin on the table when you finish.

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    EATING GOAT

    by DAO Written May 13, 2007

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    NO MOSQUE IN AXUM

    by DAO Written May 13, 2007


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    GET A SHOE SHINE

    by DAO Written May 13, 2007


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    CAMELS

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    THE UN

    by DAO Written May 13, 2007
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