Toron or wooden stakes that protrude from West African mosques seem to have a precedent in southern Moroccan minarets: Tiznit still possesses them and traces of holes in the Kutubiyya of Marrakesh is another example. Can anyone provide other examples?
Cleo, Do you mean the wooden poles that project horizontally at each floor level?
Frank John Snelling
Cleo, You have not answered my question.
However, assuming that these stakes do project horizontally at each floor level, then these wooden stakes are floor timbers extend beyond the outer surface of the outside walls.
And examples of this type of construction range from the adobe structures of the Pueblo culture (Native Americans) to many other countries which use mud walls.