Located in the city of Djenné, in central Mali, the Grand Mosque dates back to the 13th century (although the current structure dates back to 1907). The Mosque presided over one of the most important Islamic learning centers in Africa during the Middle Ages, with thousands of students coming to study the Quran in Djenné's madrassas. The entire community of Djenné takes an active role in the mosque's maintenance. Every year there is a festival where the local community come together to repair the damage inflicted to the mosques mud exterior caused by the annual rains and fierce summer heat. Local boys help prepare the plaster mixture, and men climb onto the mosque’s built in scaffolding and ladders to smear the plaster over the entire surface of the mosque.Hamdia Traoré
Photograph by Hamdia Traoré. Edition of 50. Available with frame and mounting, or as an individual print. For delivery please refer to the production tab below.
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