Sunday, February 3, 2013

A postcard from The Gambia


Postcard
The Gambia also commonly known as Gambia, is a country in West Africa. It is almost completely surrounded by Senegal. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa.
  
The country is named after the river Gambia which flows through its length from East to West for three hundred miles and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

(picture left)
The Kankurang is an initiatory rite practiced throughout the Manding provinces of Senegal and Gambia. The central character in the Kankurang, is an initiate who wears a mask made of the bark and red fibre of the faara tree and is clothed in leaves, his body painted with vegetable dyes.
 
(picture upper right)
The Tanji fishing village is the biggest fishing village in the Gambia with many species of fish caught by the fisher men.

(picture lower right)
Kotu is one of the Gambia's most beautiful beaches 


Stamp
The kora is a 21 string West African harp lute traditionally played by hereditary storytellers of the Mandinka as a musical accompaniment to their epic tales. 

1 comments:

Limner said...

I like the stamp. It's beautiful.

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