Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Dancer at Night from Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso (Haute Volta)

Lena, pres de BOBO-DIOULASSO,
Danse nocturne ou le masque,
dans sa dimension cosmique,
reactive les puissances de vie.

I put this in google translate and this is what it read:
Night dance or mask,
In its cosmic dimension,
Reactivates the powers of life.

Photo Diavolta

This postcard is postmarked in 1981.

- - - - - - -

Bobo-Dioulasso is the second largest city in Burkina Faso.

The name means "home of the Bobo-Doula". It was likely coined by French colonists to reflect the languages of the two major groups in the population.
Haute-Volta (Upper Volta) stamp 1977
Definitive Issues
Statue of a man with a pot
65 F

No comments: