See The Beauty of Traditional Earthen Homes in Tiebele

Categories: Home Stylings

There is a village in Burkina Faso called Tiébélé, and something sets it apart from the rest in the area. The people living there have relied on an ethic of isolation to not only preserve their way of life and their culture, but also to preserve their houses. These houses are artfully crafted, simple, yet ornate structures. When one sees the efforts and care put into these homes, one realizes why the village would be so protective.

A photographer, Rita Willaert, went to the village and was given the opportunity to take photographs of these rarely seen houses that make up this self-isolated village. Check out a few of these awesome and rare photos below. 

Tiébélé is a village inhabited by the royal court, the nobility, the chief of the Kassena people.