Author: Tabita Diela | Tuesday, February 5, 2013 | 13:06 pm
BURKINA FASO, KOMPAS.com - A small country called Burkina Faso near Ghana may not have the economic wealth. However, with the number of available raw materials, the villagers in the area Kassena Tiebele able to build a ghetto rich culture and beautiful architecturally.
Settlements are only the size of about one hectare. The building is made of clay, soil, jeramu, and dried cow dung by using sunlight.
Interestingly, the "dough" for this house blended using legs that resemble molded pottery. The technique of making this house actually predates the construction of the famous brick-mud in the area. Layer after layer of soil is added in the process, keeping the thickness of the wall to be able to make residents safe from various weather.
In addition to walls, residents also made the short walls rendered as elements of the urban landscape. The short wall provides seating for chatting and working.
The most amazing feature here is onamen on the walls of houses. Almost every inch of the house has a clay ornament motif made of mud and lime colored.
Motif is a story from ancient tribal cultures. As depicted from motives that include berabagai goods and furniture in everyday life, to faith and religion.
Apparently, these decorations as well as distinguish one house to another house. You will not see the building "plain" in the region.
Generally, the artwork in the form of motifs that distinguish between one house to another house embossed with stones and scratches. In addition, this house also has a small door openings. This helps the owner to get a comfortable interior temperature.