The men build the house and the women decorate the
facades. All figures have a symbolic meaning. Round small houses 'dra' belong to young singles. The rectangular
'mangolo' with terrace belonging to young couples. The 'bilobées'
belonging to the older women and young children. You can watch a
video (above) of a Gurunsi woman mixing, plastering and decorating her home. The
water used to clean
shea butter, which ends up with an oily texture, helps to make
the plaster water-proof.