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Building in Harmony with Nature: Some Notes Ayele Bekerie
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General Notes of Building in Harmony Mud is major source of material for home construction. Women carry out the plastering and the painting. African homes are like honeycomb in a beehive. Every village has its own social, economic and ritual unit. The house of the oldest person (man) is built near the main entrance, usually the right side.
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General Notes Cont’d The gate area is where greetings, communal discussions, and even funeral celebrations take place. The senior woman’s residence is built close to the shrine. The young men’s houses are located left of the entrance.
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Nankanse The Nankanse village of Sirigo is located on the border between Ghana and Burkina Faso. In Nankanse, single round and square houses, granaries, warehouses, and stables are gathered together within a tight complex encircled by a wall.
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General Notes Cont’d Chevrons are intended to secure protection and bring good fortune to the house’s residents. A triangle pointing downward is a sign giving
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