This traditional house has a unique form of architecture with pointed roof peak shape that resembles a water buffalo horn and was formerly made of fibers that can hold up to tens of years but later the roof of this house is much changed with tin roofs.
“Rumah Gadang” is made of a rectangular and divided into two front and rear portion. From the front part of the “Rumah Gadang” is usually filled with carved ornament and generally patterned roots, flowers, leaves and field square and a parallelogram. While the outside rear hemisphere coated with bamboo. Traditional houses are supervised from long poles, building a big house made up, but not easily fall by the shock, and every element of the “Rumah Gadang” has a special meaning is backed by the legend that exists in indigenous and local culture.
In general, “Rumah Gadang” has a ladder that lies on the front. Meanwhile, a separate kitchen was built on the back of the house that didempet on the wall. here are some pictures that will explain the uniqueness of which is owned by a traditional house.
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