The Great Mud Mosque by Larry Louie
© 2014 Larry Louie

    • Title: The Great Mud Mosque
    • Artist: Larry Louie
    • From: Edmonton, Alberta Canada

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    Artist Statement

    Place: Djenne, Mali, West Africa

    "Djenne, the oldest known city in sub-Saharan Africa, was a great commercial center and was also known as a center for Islamic learning and pilgrimage. The first mud mosque in this city was built in the 12th century. This specific building was completed in 1907 and is the largest mud brick building in the world today."