Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 3:06PM
[chuck] in Science, South Sulawesi, Toraja

Torajan dwelling in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.  Known locally as tongkonan, Torajan houses have large, boat-shaped roofs and walls and gables that are carefully painted with intricate geometric patterns. Although this house has a roof of sheet metal, tongkonan are traditionally roofed with palm thatch.  

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