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Africa, Togo. Koutammakou, Tamberma people

Africa, Togo. Koutammakou, Tamberma people. Unesco World Heritage site. Entrance of a traditional fortified dwelling with the phallic fetishes of the ancestors

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Door Dwelling Entrance Fortified Koutammakou Phallic Tamberma Togo Tradition Unesco World Heritage Vodun Voodoo Westafrica Westafrican Ancestors Batammariba Fetish


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This print showcases the rich cultural heritage of Africa, specifically Togo's Koutammakou region inhabited by the Tamberma people. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this image captures the entrance of a traditional fortified dwelling adorned with phallic fetishes representing ancestral spirits. The architecture is truly remarkable, reflecting the unique animistic beliefs and traditions of the Tamberma community. Constructed from mud and other natural materials, these houses stand proudly in their village setting, preserving centuries-old customs and practices. As you gaze at this photograph, you are transported to a world where religion and tradition intertwine seamlessly. The door to this dwelling beckons you to explore further into its sacred space—a testament to vodoun (voodoo) practices that have been passed down through generations. The intricate details on display reveal not only skilled craftsmanship but also a deep reverence for ancestors who continue to guide and protect their descendants. It is through these phallic fetishes that spiritual connections are forged between past and present. Immerse yourself in West African culture as you contemplate this awe-inspiring image captured by CU from Discover Images by AWL. Let it serve as a reminder of our diverse world where ancient customs thrive amidst modernity—a true celebration of human ingenuity and resilience.

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