musgum earth architecture
the musgum, an ethnic group in far north province in cameroon, created their homes from compressed sun-dried mud.
African village where every building is a canvas, whether it is a house, palace or tomb for their dead
Every structure in Tiebele's 'Cour Royale' in Burkina Faso, West Africa, is decorated with elaborate geometric patterns, from the chief's palace to a mausoleum.
Margaret Courtney-Clarke is one of those rare individuals who not only thinks about life, what it means and what treasures it holds in store, but deservedly stands in that edifying tradition of photo-journalism that illuminates the human spirit. Her photography and her acclaimed books, notably her trilogy Ndebele, African Canvas & Imazighen, as well as her contributions to numerous other publications are deeply human and nuanced in their thought as well as being imbued with a rare spirit of…
Luba Box 1
Dem. Rep. Congo. Most Luba art relates to kings and important chiefs, who defined their power by the display of prestige objects during important ceremonies. The Kingdom of Luba was a pre-colonial Central African state, which is now southern Democratic Republic of Congo. The Luba had a wealth of natural resources such as gold, ivory, copper, frankincense and ebony but they also produced and traded a variety of goods such as pottery and masks.