"Dagarti Village" Larabanga Off The Beaten Path Tip by grets

Larabanga Off The Beaten Path: 1 reviews and 5 photos

  The village huts
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  • The village huts - Larabanga
      The village huts
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  • The compound and 'kitchen' - Larabanga
      The compound and 'kitchen'
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  • The #1 wife's hut - Larabanga
      The #1 wife's hut
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  • Children outside a hut - Larabanga
      Children outside a hut
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  • Carrying water from the well - Larabanga
      Carrying water from the well
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We visited a Dagarti village on the way to Larabanga. The village was small and very primitive by western standards. There was no electricity, nor a well in the village, and the women would walk two miles or more to fecth water, carrying it back in a large container on their head.

The huts are built around a small courtyard, with the village chief having his own hut and each of his wives (he may have up to four wives) a hut each with their young children. There is no kitchen as such in their houses ? during the dry season they would cook outside, when it rains they would take the fire inside. There is no chimney in the hut, so the smoke would linger inside.

It is traditional to greet the village chief before entering the village. On this occasion we did not do that, and were sternly reprimanded by a young man brandishing a gun!

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  • Updated Feb 6, 2007
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