In Tiébélé, the Cour Royale is made up of a series of small mud brick structures inside a compound, covered with natural clay paints in elaborate geometric patterns to differentiate them from the homes of the common people.
You will be marveled by this authentic monumental art of a small Burkina Faso village!
In the south of Burkina Faso,there is a village near the border with Ghana, is a small size, called Tiébélé. This is the home of the Kassena people, one of the oldest ethnic groups who settled in the territory of Burkina Faso.
The city of Tiébélé in southeastern Bukina Faso is the home of the incredible decorated houses of the Gourounsie. Each year, women decorate the houses with symbolic designs to protect the houses (in the animist tradition)
It is the residence of the chief, the royal court and the nobility of the Kassena people, who first settled the region in the century, making them one of the oldest ethnic groups in Burkina Faso. All photography by Rita Willaert