"Tiebele, Kassena houses" Tiebele Corabie by sachara

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Tiébélé is famous for its nicily painted kassena houses. The traditional windowless houses, the so-called sukhala, are built like a fortress. The Kassena women decorate the walls with guinea-fowl feathers in the colours red, black and white. The geometrical patterns, motifs and symbols have all a meaning. You can see calabash, boa, crosses, tortoise, sun, moon or lizards.

The highlight of Tiébélé is the chief?s compound, theTièbèle's Cour Royale in the centre of the town.

We stayed in the Auberge Kunkolo in traditional local style. The builidings and huts are beautifully painted in the traditionial designs. Kunkolo is a wonderful laid-back place with a great green inner court yard.

Dramane our guide invites us in his family compound in the village of Kassira about 5 kilometers from Tièbèle. The family of Dramane organized an impressive dance performance for us. Usually this dance is only performed only once every 7 year. It was a big event, for us, but also for the family as we were the first foreign visitors in their village.

  • Last visit to Tiebele Corabie: Feb 2013
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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