A section of grass mat – a very common sight in Mali, West Africa.

Usually constructed to the dimension of approximately 2m x 2m, these mats are most often used to create a shady spot to sit in.  This one was attached to a gate to offer some privacy from the prying eyes on the street.  We are the only “whiteys” in town… naturally, folks find us quite the curiousity!

Mali – March, 2011