Sankoré Madrasah, The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa.

The spread of the Islamic religion - Sankoré Madrasah, The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa.

Single apartment; Tiébélé, Burkina Faso

Tiébélé, Burkino Faso (the original pin said "Single Apartment, but I'm wondering if this was actually a grain silo")

Homestead in Ethiopia

Homestead in Ethiopia

This picture shows a traditional Dorze beehive homestead at Checha, Ethiopia. I think the shape of this building is unique because it stand fairly tall, but also is long.

Beautiful Houses, Burkina Faso

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

Men dogon decorated with paintings of dancers and masks the entrance to the House of the Word, Ireli (January 2008)    www.vicentemendez.com

African Dogon man decorating with paintings of dancers and masks the entrance to the House of the Word

Beautiful traditional Hausa relief work on the facade of a house in Zinder

Beautiful traditional Hausa relief work on the facade of a house in Zinder. Made from dried and compressed mud.

House of Gutemele, a Dogon house In Mali // photo by Ana Isabel Escriche

House of Gutemele, a Dogon house In Mali // photo by Ana Isabel Escriche. Dogon house with fetishes to protect the family

While many motifs recur frequently, the differences in decoration from one house to another are often lively. The home at right has an all-geometric decoration. Much of the Nubian style is attributed to a builder-artist of the early 20th century named Ahmad Batoul, whose iconography has become “traditional.”

All-geometric decoration typical of the Nubian style is attributed to a builder-artist of the early century named Ahmad Batoul.

Maasai Wedding Es un bonita picture... A good reference.

Maasai Wedding Day, Kenya Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. A single tear marks the moment of farewell for lavishly beaded Nosianai as she leaves her family home in the Loita Hills of southern Kenya. Wedding-day tears may express true sadnes

Ndebele house | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

AN NDEBELE HOUSE PAINTINGIn the century, the Ndzundza Ndebele people of South Africa created their own tradition and style of house painting. Ndebele houses are painted by women as part of their.

The Gurinsi homes of the Kassena people, Tiebele Burkina Faso

Tiebele, Burkina Faso - at the base of a hill overlooking the surrounding sun-drenched West African savannah lies Tiebele an extraordinary painted wall village and this circular hectare complex of intricately embellished earthen architecture.

Ndebele House, South Africa

The Ndebele ART . the ndebele women do this beautiful art work! my Mom is from the Ndebele clan! it is absolutely beautiful

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