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Architectural Elements of Rumah Gadang


Each element of a rumah gadang has its own symbolic meaning, which is referred to in adat speech and aphorisms. The elements of a rumah gadang includes:

  • gonjong, hornlike roof structure
  • singkok, triangular wall under the ends of gonjong
  • pereng, shelf under the singkok
  • anjuang, raised floor at the end of one style of rumah gadang
  • dindiang ari, the walls on the side elevations
  • dindiang tapi, the walls on the front and back elevations
  • papan banyak, front facade
  • papan sakapiang, a shelf or middle band on the periphery of the house
  • salangko, wall enclosing space under a house that has been built on stilts Read more

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