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Traditionally decorated with the profits from the Arab slave trade in black africans.....
Whole lotta work too make something that ugly.
They can call it traditional if they want, but that many man hours dedicated to decorative elements alone means that almost nobody lived in a home like this. Most people (including the ones who built this place) were probably lucky to have a solidly built mud brick hut.It wasn’t until the industrial revolution that the average worker bee could afford to live someplace reasonably comfortable. That’s a lesson that is quickly being forgotten
It probably looks like a dump from the outside. At least that is what a friend of mine from that part of the world tells me. He says that people with money will have a nice house on the inside, but purposely keep the outside looking run down in hopes that they won't be noticed and get robbed.
I think it's pretty cool, nice to look at but totally impractical for my lifestyle. Wonder what the other 99% of the people live in.....JD
and on the outside it looks like a big dried up turd
Definitely some Fung Shuie issues
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