12 November 2010

Indonesian Traditional Houses, part 1

My great nation Indonesia has thousands of islands, there are so many unique culture of Indonesia.

Traditional house is a part of Indonesian culture, every region in Indonesia has its own traditional house that different each other. When i visited TMII (Taman Mini Indonesia Indah) i saw so many magnificent Indonesian traditional houses. let me introduce you some.

From Nangroe Aceh Darussalam.

Rumoh Aceh is beatiful wooden house with unique traditional engraving of Aceh.
it consists of 3 rooms generally,
  • seuramo keue as room for receiveing guests, reading Al-Qur'an and boy beds
  • Jureu which is devided in 2 chamber (rumoh inong and ruang anjong
  • seuramo liekot as kitchen and dinning room

From Kalimantan Barat (West Kalimantan/Borneo)

Rumah Betang is a home for many families, its length will be increased if there is a new family, that's why they call this house rumah panjang/long house. in this house all the society member life in peace and help each other

this house is 3-5 meters above the ground in order to save the resident from the enemy or wild animals.

Painting of Dayak Warrior as wall decoration