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The Great Mosque of Djenné
Welcome to the Great Mosque of Djenné, located in the country of Mali by the Bani River. This building is the largest mud brick building in the world and a powerful representation of Islamic faith in Africa.
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The Great Mosque of Djenné, located in the town of Djenné, Mali, is the largest mud-brick building in the world. Constructed primarily from sun-dried mud bricks coated in clay, the mosque stands as an iconic representation of West African Islamic culture. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988, it plays a pivotal role not just as a place of worship but also as a testament to the region's rich history and architectural tradition. Every year, the local community comes together in a festival to repair and re-plaster the mosque's walls, which is both a practical maintenance activity and a symbolic gesture of communal unity and cultural preservation.
This Tapestry tour of the Djenne mosque was made possible thanks to our partners: Aïssata Guitteye, Mohamed Dayfour Diawara, Paul Chandler, Fodé Traoré, Aboubacar Traoré, Djélika Traoré, Daniel Oron, Bahaye Nientao, Alibana Kamisa, Nouhoum Toure, Alpha Moye Dieyde and Sekou Dembele