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Torajan hut

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in Melbourne,, Australia) on 25 August 2017 in Lifestyle & Culture.

"Tongkonan is the traditional ancestral house, or rumah adat of the Torajan people, in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Tongkonan have a distinguishing boat-shaped and oversized saddleback roof.

Like most of Indonesia’s Austronesian-based traditional architecture tongkonan are built on piles. The construction of tongkonan is laborious work and it is usually built with the help of all family members.

In the original Toraja society, only nobles had the right to build tongkonan. Commoners live in smaller and less decorated homes called banua.
Source: Wikipedia

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BiLL from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Interesting background to this lovely shot.

25 Aug 2017 8:02am

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