African village where every house - a work of art
• African village where every house - a work of art
Our planet is full of places where tourists drop very rarely, but it does not because there is nothing to look at, but because of the isolation of the region. It is in this place is a village in one of the West African countries.
The country with the unusual name of Burkina Faso is rarely visited by tourists, so few people know about the small village Tebel area of 1, 2 hectares, which lies at the base of a large hill in the vast sunlit savannahs of West Africa.
Houses are painted with traditional patterns and designs.
Noteworthy, this village-offices (one of the oldest ethnic groups in Burkina Faso), their houses - huts fashioned out of clay, which are painted with traditional patterns and designs. Also village is the seat of "royal court" nationality Kass, the first mention of which dates back to the 15th century.
To get to the village problematic.
The village is very isolated and virtually closed to outsiders. Most likely, this is done in order to save the local unique traditions, architecture and art. While many people argue for something to open Tebel for tourists to get to the village, and today is very problematic.
If we manage to reach an agreement with local elders about the visit to start is to know what to wear any item of red clothing and take an umbrella from the sun is prohibited. These attributes are the privilege of the rulers.
The Palace Cour Royale.
In the village there is a real "royal palace", although it is worth noting that the royal residence in West Africa - are not something that are used to in Europe. Here Cours Royal Palace - a few small adobe buildings, completely covered with complex geometric patterns of naturally occurring colors. This is done in order to distinguish these structures from the homes of ordinary people.
Kitchen "palace" is a very simple and different from ordinary kitchens in West Africa except that several additional clay and iron pots. Most of the dishes are prepared in one pot on the grill. Usually local people eat thick porridge fufu from cassava, sweet potato or corn, which is fed to the hot sauce of vegetables and peppers.
Surprisingly, some of the most ornate buildings in Tebel not residential, and act as a kind of mausoleum for dead.
The mausoleum for the dead.