One of the things I want to use this blog for is discussion of the relationship of architecture and social organization. For now, here is a photo of a fetish in the pre-colonial portion of Bobo-dioulasso taken during my visit there in July of 2010.*
*For more on Sya, see Wettere-Verhasselt, Yola Van. “Bobo-dioulasso: le developpement d’une ville d’Afrique occidentale.” Les Cahiers D’outre-mer 22, no. 85 (1969): 88–94.