Tiebele Village
2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele village, animist shrine where sacrifices are made (also called Voodoo in parts of West Africa)

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele village, animist shrine where sacrifices are made (also called Voodoo in parts of West Africa)

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele village, animist shrine where sacrifices are made (also called Voodoo in parts of West Africa) a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Inside the palace next to the chief’s house there was this altar which was for practicing the local religion, which is referred to as "animist."...
2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Vilalge the dignitaries and chiefs who came to watch the dancing

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Vilalge the dignitaries and chiefs who came to watch the dancing

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Vilalge the dignitaries and chiefs who came to watch the dancing a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The chiefly families sat on chairs all on one side of the village central space. This is a picture of the main families as they watched the show.
2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, palace and chiefly family

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, palace and chiefly family

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, palace and chiefly family a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter We drove out toward Ghana to the village of Tiebele. None of Burkina Faso is a tourist area, although there is hope. But these villages are closed to outsiders and it was only through a...
2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, the family mausoleum inside the palace compound where the ancestors are buried

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, the family mausoleum inside the palace compound where the ancestors are buried

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, the family mausoleum inside the palace compound where the ancestors are buried a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The decorated buildings it turns out are not all living quarters. Some are mausoleums of the dead who live in the same compound with the living. Some...
2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, the kitchen for the whole palace compound

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, the kitchen for the whole palace compound

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, the kitchen for the whole palace compound a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter This is the kitchen within the palace compound. All through West Africa, the kitchen is simple. The kitchen of the better off differs only in the number of clay and iron pots...
2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, the palace compound of the chief's family

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, the palace compound of the chief’s family

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, the palace compound of the chief’s family a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter A palace in West Africa is not a big structure but a series of smaller typical structures which are collected inside a compound and colored with natural clay paints. The designs are...
2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, the villagers put on a performance for us

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, the villagers put on a performance for us

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso, Tiebele Village, the villagers put on a performance for us a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter They did a number of dances which would be done later at the funeral and some comic play acting as well. The whole village turned out to see the show. We...
2009-01-18 Burkina Faso,Tiebele Village, this is the chief's house and his small door for protection

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso,Tiebele Village, this is the chief’s house and his small door for protection

2009-01-18 Burkina Faso,Tiebele Village, this is the chief’s house and his small door for protection a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The palace is a series of mud brick rectangular buildings distributed inside an enclosed compound. It belongs to the chief’s family. However, the chief had died a year ago...