Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

view of the city street
I was in Addis Ababa to visit a friend and started the trip with visiting  Mercato in Addis Ababa that it is said to be Africa's largest market but after the initial excitement I realized that a whole lot of the products sold there are imports from China.  As a consequence i focused more on local culinary specialties and amazing coffee.

drinking the best coffee
I got the chance to visit a workshop for traditional fabrics and garments and other traditional products . Seeing the master weavers in action was very impressive - weaving these multicolored geometric patterns takes massive skills.

men preparing the thread for weaving

man weaving at the table result of the weaving at the weaving table, a geometric pattern fabric