gurunsi earth tattooed houses of burkina faso
rita willaert

In the small country of Burkina Faso near the border to Ghana, it is common for dwellings to be painted with intricate patterns using colored mud and chalk. The patterns tells stories of the community’s culture.

We are amazed at how modern these rustic wall paintings are, and imagine how beautiful they would be adorning the side of a building or a garden wall, a floor, a headboard perhaps.

tattooed houses of burkina faso
scott worthington

You could, simple copy the pattern…the freehanded-ness is part of the beauty.

tattooed houses of burkina faso
rita willaert

via designboomphotos courtesy rita willaert & scott worthington

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