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Africa, Togo. Koutammakou, Tamberma. Unesco World Heritage site

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Africa, Togo. Koutammakou, Tamberma. Unesco World Heritage site

Africa, Togo. Koutammakou, Tamberma. Unesco World Heritage site. Fetish at the entrance of a village

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Belief Bird Koutammakou Skull Tamberma Togo Tradition Unesco World Heritage Vodun Voodoo Westafrica Westafrican Batammariba Fetish


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This print captures the essence of Africa's rich cultural heritage. Taken in Togo, specifically at the Koutammakou village, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, it showcases a fascinating aspect of the local culture. At the entrance of this village stands an intriguing fetish, representing centuries-old animistic beliefs and traditions that have been passed down through generations. The image depicts a fusion of religion and nature as a bird skull adorns the fetish. This symbolizes reverence for both life and death within their belief system. The vibrant colors used to paint the fetish highlight its significance in their daily lives. The Tamberma people, also known as Batammariba, are deeply rooted in their traditional practices such as vodoun (voodoo). Their unwavering faith in these customs shapes every aspect of their existence - from birth to death. As you gaze upon this photograph, you can almost feel yourself transported into another world where spirituality intertwines with everyday life. It serves as a reminder that despite modernization and globalization, there are still communities preserving ancient rituals and maintaining strong connections to their ancestral roots. Discover Images by AWL has masterfully captured this extraordinary moment frozen in time. Through this image, we gain insight into Africa's diverse cultures while appreciating its profound spiritual dimensions.

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