Tiébélé village, in Burkina Faso, (a landlocked country) of West Africa is well known for its amazing traditional Gurunsi architecture and elaborately painted cob homes. It is inhabited by the ethnic groups of the Kassena and the Gurunsi people. The designs and patterns on the walls of Kaseena community houses are inspired by the earliest Paleolithic cave paintings based on sacred geometry, mystical symbols, and religious beliefs of the Kassena people. Find out more about it. It's one of its kind-
The famous "SANGANERI" hand-block printing is originated in the small town of "Sanganer",Jaipur. The art is known for its sober patterns, bright colors, and fine motifs mostly depicting the flora and fauna of Sanganer. Originally the Sanganer prints were always created with bright color patterns printed on white backgrounds. The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in its report on the Jaipur hand block printed textile cluster, has mentioned, "Shades of black come out best after washing the cloth in the waters of Sanganer. The motifs are mostly floral-based. Fine lines and intricate detailing are specialties of the Sanganeri style."
"Mud-Construction" is a simple but well-planned construction technique providing us a sustainable habitat to live in. It is delightful to see how local and least noticeable things can do wonders in synchronizing our dwellings with nature. Here we listed 5 examples of sustainable housings in India. Believe me.. they are simply impressive and inspiring.
MUD is an eco-friendly housing solution which has several advantages over other popular building materials. Top 10 reasons to choose "Mud-Housing" are- 1. COST EFFECTIVE 2. REUSABLE 3. EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT 4. EASY BUILDING TECHNIQUES 5. THERMAL INSULATION 6. DURABLE 7. BIODEGRADABLE 8. CARBON FOOTPRINT 9. AVAILABILITY 10. BREATHABILITY AND TOXICITY. Read the full post and give your views on mud housing-
Here are the top 10 ancient marvels made with MUD- 1. Shibam Hadramawt - Yemen 2. Taos Pueblo - New Mexico 3. Arg-e Bam - Iran 4. The Siwa Oasis - Western Egypt 5. Djinguereber Mosque - Timbaktu 6. Aït Benhaddou - Morocco 7. Khiva Wall - Uzbekistan 8. Kasbah of Sfax - Tunisia 9. Great Mosque of Djenne - Mali 10. Chan Chan - South America Check them out -