Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Simple Beauty in Sudan's Villages

As every architect knows, simplicity is fundamental to elegant design. Though I  am willing to bet there are no trained architects among the Toposa tribe in South Sudan, just look at the inherent beauty in their simple, beehive-shaped dwellings and storage huts.

Building these huts from thatch and tree branch is hard work and it is always done by the women. Truly, the women of Sudan are artists--and perhaps would become fine architects if they ever had the chance to go to school!

1 comment:

  1. These houses are a work of art. I've just written a book about a Sudanese girl who has great skill in braiding hair, a work of art, too. You're blog is fascinating.