These are the earthen homes of the Gurunsi in Burkina Faso. You can see video via www.naturalhomes.org/timeline/gurunsi-house.htm The men build the house and the women decorate the facades. All the figures have a symbolic meaning. One of the ingredients used to waterproof the plaster is a by-product of shea butter [www.naturalhomes.org/naturalliving/shea-butter.htm] from the shea tree.

traditional Gurunsi earth houses - made of a sun-dried mix of clay, soil, straw and cow droppings, Tiébélé, Burkina Faso

Tiébélé, Burkina Faso, Africa. The Kassena people are known for their Gourounsi mud architecture and walls elaborately decorated by the village women.

Curious Places: Painted Mud Huts of Tiébélé (Tiébélé/ Burkina Faso)

Fango, pietra e gesso: il villaggio africano è un'opera d'arte

Fango, pietra e gesso: il villaggio africano è un'opera d'arte

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The Tiebele house decorations of Burkina Faso, Africa |

The Tiebele house decorations of Burkina Faso, Africa - Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design

Photographer Antony Pappone captures daily life in Burkina Faso with extraordinary portraits.

Main entrance of the great mud mosque of bani, in the tribal region of the Sahel, northern Burkina Faso - photo credit anthony pappone photographer

Bogolanfini Mud Cloth Runner, Burkina Faso - Stylized Flower

Bogolanfini Mud Cloth Runner, Burkina Faso - Stylized Flower

Beautiful Houses, Burkina Faso

Village of Tiebele, Burkina Faso. Many villages and tribes around Africa are still rich in culture & history

Burkina Faso, west Africa  (photo: Louis Montrose)

Maybe she's pounding corn for "fluffy tô?" :) “The daily grind” Traditional painted house in Kassena, Burkina Faso. By Louis Montrose.

Mud Girls! A network of women builders onthe west coast of BC, Canada, specializing in using local, natural and recycled materials; everything from cob cabins, ovens and benches to installing natural insulation, earthen floors and wall plasters in any style home.

A muddy girlfriend getaway. There’s a very cool abode built by the Mudgirls Natural Building Collective of British Columbia, a nonprofit founded to provide affordable housing and empower women to build their own homes.

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