Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Inside A Manyatta


A manyatta is a hut made of mud and dung supported using branches from trees. 
The young mother is looking after her child on the sleeping area, which is covered with animal skins while her husband is showing me wooden headrests they use as pillows.


Samburu village, north central Kenya

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Amazing! I'll keep this in mind the next time I whine about anything!!! Superb captures, JM! Thank you!

Sylvia

Linda said...

Great captures...lovely.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Incredible images from Africa.

Jean said...

I remember seeing a fancier version used by the Pharaohs.
They are a handsome and proud family. In a way I envy them.

Fotonita said...

Very intereting shots! Love the mother and sleeping child! : )

have a nice day!

Photo Cache said...

wow what an incredible experience for you.

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful shots! How gracious of the hut's owners to show you around!

This is Belgium said...

yes, as Sylvia says, it is amazing
why do we complain and what do we complain about !!
yet her smile is beautiful and her attire so colorful
anni

Sy said...

I want to travel again.... :-( beautiful shot JM

Cezar and Léia said...

Bem interessante, eles gostam de cores chamantes e de muitos ornamentos,esse lugar deve ser incrível mesmo!
Léia

Halcyon said...

Great portraits! You capture people so well. :)

Lowell said...

Mud and dung? Not sure I would like that. And I sure wouldn't like those head rests.

What an interesting place, though. They look like a nice family and must have welcomed you rather warmly.

Good memories!

Elisa said...

Amazing pictures JJ!

NixBlog said...

Great shots!