Discovering Saponé: A society rich in history

October 14, 2022 1971 51 No Comments


In this second issue of our “Rural Life” series, we invite you to discover Saponé, a rural commune located in the Centre-South region of Burkina Faso.

This rural commune is famous for the “Saponé hat”, which is labelled to protect this emblematic craft object, whose production has been passed on from generation to generation. It has enormous cultural resources that can be discovered in its ethnographic museum.

In Saponé, young people are involved in income-generating activities such as livestock and agriculture. But they are faced with the problem of land, which has become both scarce and very expensive.

Burkina Faso

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