Burkina Faso: Tiebele

Tiebele is a village just across the border from Ghana and is the sight of the Cour Royal de Tiebele, a circular walled settlement that existed here for hundreds of years and was the home of the chief of the Kassena tribe. The mud houses are richly decorated in black, white, and red, and there are also animals and human figure motives. Kassena people is the oldest tribe in Burkina Faso and settled here in the 15th century. The windowless traditional houses called Sukhele haven’t changed much over centuries and still served all the needs of the residents – animal housing, grain storage, living quarters . It’s a real living open air cultural museum!