people will paint their structures in the hemostat, especially on the homes.
There are random things that are painted on the side of buildings. A village
scene is not uncommon. In a fishing area, a fish may be painted on the side.
Or if near animals, a lion or giraffe, etc. could be applied. The family's name
or a bible quote is not uncommon. Geometric patterns are probably the most common.
researched and asked while on data collecting trips- no reason could be given
for possible symbolic significance. Most people claimed that was what their
example; in Burkina Faso, the etched motif of the Kassena, is called "neck
of the dove". It also has references to teeth and entering the doorway
is symbolic of entering the mouth into the body.
seemed common, all across the country, that the first meter would be painted.
The color was commonly black but other colors were used.
Colors are dependent by soil type; the mixture and type of clay. The color range
is a very earthy one and includes, browns, tans, reds, and oranges. Other colors
are black, white and gray.
of a house:
individual in Kalomo village painted all four sides of his home with images
of animals. The house is near to Kafue Park, where elephants, lion, giraffes,
rhinos, and buffalo can all be found.