Togo, a West African country on the Gulf of Guinea, is known for its palm-lined shorelines and peak towns. Koutammakou, possessed by the Batammariba individuals, is a customary settlement of fortresslike mud cottages dating to the seventeenth century. In the capital, Lomé, are the multistory Grand Marché bazaar and the Fetish Market, offering customary charms and cures identifying with the vodun (voodoo) religion.