Friday, April 17, 2009

Massim hut

There is quite a large area in Adelaide's Museum displaying items from Papua-New Guinea. The hut is a model, about one third actual size. It was made by the people of Rogeia Island, near the south eastern tip of New Guinea. It was donated to the museum in 1936.


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Hilda said...

There are still lots of grass and palm huts all over the Philippines, but none in this unusual and interesting shape. I love the decorative patterns that they use.

alicesg said...

Wow lovely exhibits at the musuem.

BeachILike said...

This is similar to Thailand Ancient City which I went a last month, some of features are one third of actual size. If you were there, you will be so busy taking photo.
>Thailand Ancient City

Ann said...

I wonder if that sag in the middle, was it deliberate, or was it sagging over time.

I grew up in Borneo, and have seen houses of thatch and timber, and on stilts.