taparrabos (1) - Algodón - Gurunshi - Burkina Faso

taparrabos (1) - Algodón - Gurunshi - Burkina Faso
mediados del siglo XX - En buen estado, usado con algunos signos de desgaste

The Gourounsi ethnic group includes several groups, including the Kassena and the Nankana (who inhabit the region concerned).
Still very attached to their culture and animism, the Gourounsi (especially the Kassena) have always had to protect themselves from invaders, explaining their remarkable and effective architecture. The Gurunsis or Gourounsis are thus a people of Burkina Faso, who are formed into several subgroups. According to Dr. Salif Titamba Lankoande, in the patronymic surnames of Burkina Faso, the word Gourounsi comes from the distortion of the word Guru-si which means in Niger's Djerma language "iron does not penetrate". During the invasion of the Gourounsi by the Djermas who came from Niger around 1860-1899 led by Babatu, who had recruited into his army a battalion of young, strong men from the annexed country, he had them consume a traditional medicine that made them invulnerable to iron; they were called Guru-so, which the common language turned into "Gurunsi."

Woven by hand.
Natural dye

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N.º total de artículos
Grupo étnico/cultura
Región / país
Burkina Faso
mediados del siglo XX
En buen estado, usado con algunos signos de desgaste
Se vende con soporte
0×150×79 cm
308 g
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