"Konso" Konso by sachara

Konso Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 14 photos

The Konso area has an ancient complex and fascinating culture. When a Konso warrior dies, they are honoured with the erection of a serie wooden sculptures, the so-called waga. Except the hero himself also his wives and the enemies or animals he has killed are placed on either side of him.

Allthough the warrior erection is dying out after removal and theft, it's still possible to visit these fascinating sculptures in the area itself.The sculptures have been registrated and declared cultural heritage now.

  • Last visit to Konso: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 11, 2004
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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2006 at 4:30 PM

    Hi there. I'm back to visiting the Ethiopians once again. I must update you soon on the little girl from E. who is now living in my village in Rhode Island.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2006 at 11:45 PM

    These waga statues are superb. It mus be a very difficult task to prevent them from being stolen/bought as money is so powerful!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2004 at 7:46 AM

    A beautiful little page! Those statues are amazing and hopefully can be preserved from vandalism. Great pics of the countryside and villages too!

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2004 at 1:44 AM

    I'd pick one of those lovely statues LOL

  • BarbaraForza's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2004 at 10:42 PM

    ...Fascinating Konso culture and art...good page Ali!

  • shivan's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2004 at 4:03 PM

    those statues appear intriguing, not fitting my living room, anyway

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2004 at 7:43 AM

    It must be a very unique experience...Thanks, waiting for the stories...

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