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You will be marveled by this authentic monumental art of a small Burkina Faso village! 5/21/2016 •

Are you ready to get a dose of aesthetic pleasure? Then, we go to Burkina Faso , a country in Western Africa which can hardly be called a popular touristic destination , but hides many wonderful places!


A small locality under the name of Tiebele is a unique place with authentic architecture hand-painted with traditional monochromic motives by Gourounsi people.

The dwellings in the village are built from natural materials only, such as straw, clay and wood. They are perfect shelters protecting their dwellers from scorching sunshine or rain.

Nearly all surfaces of the village, both horizontal and vertical, are covered with whimsical geometric patterns each of them having a sacral meaning. Remarkably, none of them is repeated!

The process of decorating requires a heap of time and patience. First, local artists should prepare special paints made of chalk, dirt and clay. After a surface is covered with paintings, the latter should be carefully polished and then sprayed with a lacquer from the leaves of acacia.

As a result, the village looks like a place from some other world or dimension!

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62 Comments
Priyanka Yadav
definitly
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May 18, 2016 3:52AM
Mae Leslie
Mae Leslie
THE PATTERNS ON BUILDINGS ARE DECORATIVE AND THE FABRICS USED FOR CLOTHING ARE COLORFUL.
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May 21, 2016 8:20PM
Louis Copechal
Looks like a village you would see in star wars. Very beautiful
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May 21, 2016 8:55PM
Raghbir Bajwa
Raghbir Bajwa
WHERE IS THIS PLACE????
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May 21, 2016 8:57PM
Sandra Scissom
I would love to go there it's awesome
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May 21, 2016 8:59PM
Baldev R Sehgal
thansk, interesting n useful
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May 21, 2016 9:04PM
Shelia Daniels
Shelia Daniels
Something that look so wonderful
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May 21, 2016 9:07PM
Donna Kladstrup
Loved Africa and the best thing about it was the people!
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May 21, 2016 9:16PM
Sheryl Ormond Paul
How beautiful, art is amazing in how it affects everything around it.
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May 21, 2016 9:33PM
Terri Lesnak
It looks like it's people are as beautiful as it's buildings
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May 21, 2016 9:46PM
Robert Wilson-Tulloch
Robert Wilson-Tulloch
Cool stuff in hot places!
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May 21, 2016 9:54PM
Anita Clark Morton
That lady is beautiful, and I love her dress. The houses are different. The first one looked like it was covered it snake skin. Would not like that one. But I would love to visit therre.
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May 21, 2016 10:04PM
Gracie Love
Gracie Love
Yes. Thanks for representing.
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May 21, 2016 10:14PM
felinelane
yes, it sounds like a place, I would like to visir.
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May 21, 2016 10:18PM
Nel Harris
Nel Harris
Very beautiful
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May 21, 2016 10:33PM

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