Africa | The binu ginu, a shamanistic shrine, Ogol du Haut village, Mali. Photo taken by Eliot Elisofon in 1972. "The binu ginu, a shamanistic shrine, serves the binu keju (shaman/witchdoctor), who makes sacrifices on behalf of the whole village. The binu are spirits belonging to the place and they are so powerful that they make take possession of the shaman and put him in a trance." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.].
Africa | 'Earth Castles'. Togo. These two images taken from the publication Wonderful Houses Around the World by Yoshio Kumatso, not only shows the housing that is typical of the Tamberma architecture, but also provides an illustration how the house and its rooms are put to use. | Most probably too small to view on Pinterest, but click the image and you will get to the original source.