Teff for Two

 

In Ethiopia, eating is done without the aid of utensils. Meals are shared on a large, round platter called a gebeta. A spongy, slightly sour bread called injera is put on the tray and on top of it are various stews and curry-like dishes. Coffee service follows nearly every meal and is accompanied by toasted barley or popcorn. 

 

This table-top collection adapts eating practices from Ethiopia to an American audience.  Forms and functions are inspired by the meal traditions, pattern designs and the landscape of the country. 

 

 
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