Pile dwellings in Benin

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    Typical Ganvié architecture in the Africa Museum near Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
    In the water are two pile dwellings like the ones in Ganvié, a village on the southcoast of Benin. The materials that were used to build these houses originate from Benin. The Ganvié village is built in the middle of a saline lake and is a true watercommunity. The village is inhabited by over 10,000 people from the Toffinou tribe (people carried by water).

    Typische Ganvié architectuur in het Afrika Museum in Berg en Dal bij Nijmegen.
    Op het water staan twee paalwoningen zoals die gebouwd worden in Ganvié, een dorp aan de zuidkust van Benin. Het materiaal dat voor deze woningen is gebruikt, is afkomstig uit Benin. Het dorp Ganvié, dat midden op een zoutwatermeer is gebouwd, mag met recht een watergemeenschap genoemd worden. In dit dorp wonen ruim 10.000 mensen. Ze behoren tot het volk van de Toffinou, ‘mensen gedragen door het water’.


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      Fascinerend deze paalwoningen en met een mooie beeldopbouw vastgelegd.

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