Ethiopian crosses are symbols of Christianity in Ethiopia and Eritrea, and are worn to represent faith, life, and love. Their distinct, intricate designs originated with Ethiopian craftsmen whose elaborate latticework crosses represent everlasting life. Since Ethiopian artisans are given creative freedom, each design is unique, and no two crosses are ever exactly alike. Ethiopian crosses are traditionally used by priests, and are available in processional and blessing forms. Blessing forms are designed with sockets at the base, making them suitable for being carried in church ceremonies, or arranged as hand-held crosses to conduct individual blessings.