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Mousgoum

Tradition Collection

Mousgoum MEMORY

ALMA de LUCE® inspires us in vernacular earth architecture, with the MOUSGOUM piece for something unique and invaluable.

Mousgoum, an ethnic group in the northernmost province of Cameroon, use to create their homes from compressed and sun-dried mud.

The architecture of the Mousgoum houses is shaped like a shell, and what strikes at first glance is the almost organic simplicity of this form. Vernacular architecture is a rich source of cultural knowledge and sustainability, as is exemplified by the Mousgoum architecture. 

Although its shape is extremely simple, the richest detail is the geometric patterns in relief that the houses have abroad. These textures have two functions: rainwater drainage and easy maintenance, in which they function as a ladder.

Traditionally, women are responsible for the maintenance homes maintenance, in addition to paintings that project and reflect the domestic sphere, connecting past and present.

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