Photographer's Note

Sirigu is a small village in the upper east region of Ghana close to the border to Burkina Faso. Traditionally the people in this region have painted their mud-houses very nicely using geometric patterns. This tradition is on the decline in the past decades. An organisation in Sirigu called SWOPA ( has been set up by numerous women to preserve their traditions. They have set up an culture center where they do the traditional arts and crafts, such as pottery. They also run touristic facilities where they show tourists around their houses and landscape.

The outcome is that in Sirigu lots of people have kept their traditions of painting their houses, such as shown in this picture.

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