Tiebele: One-of-a Kind African Village With Beautifully Decorated House Walls

Decorating house walls is not a new thing for small communities. Women in the villages often engage in painting houses to mark the inherent spirit of the people living there. The houses in Tiebele, in Burkina Faso, a small country near Ghana in Africa are all in this way ornamented with incredibly precise and delicate folklore patterns.
The country may be poor by the usual living standards, but it is full of culture riches. Kassena people live in Tiebele, known to be one of the oldest ethnic groups settled in Burkina Faso since the 15th century. Houses are built in a specific way, without roofs, from soil, wood and straw with the first aim being to protect against enemies and hot climate.

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