Larabanga is a ancient village in the Northern Region of Ghana. The village is known for its Sudanic-Sahelian architectural style, using local materials and construction techniques. Wulumuqi is the capital of the Uyghurs, an ethnic group living in China. Uyghur people combine classic & colorful Turkic traditions in a modern way.
During daily walks through the private areas of both places I came across a number of interesting houses. Among them even more interesting ways to decorate these homes which show a lot of similarities.
In their corresponding palettes the people of Larabanga & Wulumuqi use lots of ochres, reds and browns, which are the colours of the soil. Combined with infinitive ways of creating curtains, drapes and shutters in a great range of fabric and materials.
Dirty but good !