Village Pottery – Burkina Faso

If you follow world news, you will have seen Burkina Faso’s name come up in the past few weeks. With the most recent president, Blaise Compare, ending his 27 years of reign after protest and revolt, the country is in a very interesting place. I hope the best for them.

I’ve heard from friends and family still in village that day to day life has changed very little given the political upheaval. Life goes on as they must work each day to ensure a tomorrow that provides little more than basic needs.

The following video and photography shows a snapshot of village life. This woman makes pottery with her family and sells her wares in the local market. I actually didn’t know that my village made pottery until I spent one day exploring my village, Banzon, on foot and taking pictures of everything I saw (My Village Sunday).