Tuesday, February 12, 2013

High Society

 And on the Djenne front all quiet as usual. I have been seen hobnobbing at the inauguration of Maitre Baber Gano’s new residence: a blue cement palace outside the town’s perimeter, where one is allowed to build in ciment. The centre of town only allows traditional mud buildings, according to UNESCO’s world heritage rules. Le Tout Djenne was there. I am sporting a new MaliMali creation: the Bozo Dress with our new Pirogue Pattern.
Maitre Gano is a high-flying Bamako lawyer with political aspirations. His party is the RPM, led by IBK: Ibrahim Boubakar Keita, probably the only politician left from the ATT era who will be able to  present himself with any credibility at the forthcoming elections which have been promised at the end of July. Gano was a candidate in the Djenne deputy elections a few years ago, but lost. (see blog July 2007). And here you see me with the Maitre himself. The curtains are a fine example of contemporary Malian interior decoration.

3 Comments:

Blogger Claire D said...

Those curtains are fabulous and I have indeed seen similar items doubled up as a bedspread to match the curtains.

12:30 PM  
Blogger toubab said...

Yes indeed Claire. Will Mali lead the neo-Victorian revival?

7:13 PM  
Blogger Claire D said...

I have slept under same curtains as sheets in a hotel in Ethiopia so there is a contender out there for this title. Mali should not rest upon its laurels here.

10:38 PM  

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