Musée de Manega

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Musée de Manega or Manega Museum is a museum located 55 km (34 mi) northwest of the city Ouagadougou, in the village of Manega, Burkina Faso. It was established by Frédéric Pacéré Titinga, a Burkinabé solicitor and writer with over twenty books and 60 volumes to his name and with a keen interest in the culture of his native country.

It specializes in the arts and musical instruments of Burkina Faso. The museums contains the "The Boura flutes" around forty funeral pieces, tubes, terracota jars and bracelets and elements which were used for rituals in the Niger Valley, dating from the 2nd to the 11th century.[1] It is also known for its 200-year-old Mossi rifles.[2]

The museum has a hall of national Burkinabé culture and the so-called pavilions such as the Youyounse pavilion which presents an artistic display on spirituality and life elements.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official site
  2. ^ Manson, K., Knight, J. (2006), Burkina Faso, p.140, Bradt Travel Guides, The Globe Pequot Press Inc., Retrieved on June 17, 2008

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Coordinates: 12°54′36″N 1°41′42″W / 12.91000°N 1.69500°W / 12.91000; -1.69500