Kajang Lako homes / Houses On Stilts Jambi, Sumatra

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Inner man is one of the tribes in the province of Jambi. Until now people still retain Inner customs handed down by their ancestors, even the relics of old buildings can still enjoy its beauty and is still used today.

The legend says that the mind is derived from 60 tumbi (family) who moved from Koto Rayo. To 60 families this is what is the origin of Marga Inner V, with 5 villages of origin. So Marga Inner region V that means a collection of five villages that came from the same village. The five villages are Tanjung Muara Semayo, alternating Hamlet, Hamlet Kapok, Dusun Aro Island, and Dusun Muara Clear. Margo Inner Region V has entered the District of the Veil, with its capital in Rantau Panjang, District Sorolangun Bangko.

At first people lived Inner group, consisting of 5 groups of origin that make up the five hamlets. One of the Inner settlements that are still intact to this day is Lamo in Kampung Rantau Panjang. The houses there are built separately elongated, spaced about 2 m, facing the street. Behind the house was built granaries to store rice.

In general, the Inner livelihood is farming, both in the fields or in fields. In addition, they also gardening, looking for forest products, gold panning and fishing in rivers.

Inner dwelling people called the Kajang Lako or House Lamo. Lamo ridge shape like a boat house with a curved tip to the top of the ridge top. Lamo house typology shaped ward, rectangular with a length of 12 m and width of 9 m. Rectangular shape is intended to facilitate preparation of the room is tailored to its function, and also influenced by Islamic law.

As a residential building, Lamo house consists of several parts, the ridge / roof, rafter form, walls, doors / windows, beams, floors, stocking the screen, penteh, pelamban, and stairs.

Ridge / roof is also commonly referred to as 'elephant drunk,' taken from the name of the home maker who was then being drunk in love but do not get the blessing of his parents. Ridge shape also called folding awning, or cut jerambah. The roof is made of woven fibers mengkuang or then folded in half. From the side, roof Lamo look triangular. Roof forms such as it was intended to facilitate the descent of water when it rained, facilitate air circulation, and storing goods.

The shape is the roof rafters in the upper end of the upper. Rafter form in front of and behind the house, sloping shape, serves to prevent entry of water when it rains. Kasou form made 60 cm long and wide ridge.

Walls / home masinding Lamo made of planks, while the door consists of three kinds. The third door is the door upright, masinding door, and behind the transverse door. Door upright on the edge of the left building, serves as the entrance. Upright doors made low so that everyone who entered the house should bow their heads as a sign of respect to the owner of the house. Masinding door serves as a window, is located in the living room. This door can be used to look down, as time progresses ventilation especially at ceremonies, and to facilitate people who are under to find out whether the traditional ceremony has been started or not. The door behind the cross there is a window on a pole behind the cross. The door was used by indigenous leaders, scholars, ninik mamak, and intelligentsia.

The number of poles is 30 Lamo house consists of 24 poles and 6 poles palamban. The main mast is installed in the form of six, each with a length of 4.25 m. The main pillar serves as a bottom pole (stick) and as a pole frame buildings.

Floor custom home in the hamlet Lamo Rantau Panjang, Edinburgh, made bartingkat. The first level is called the main floor, the floor contained in the space behind the cross. In a traditional ceremony, the room can not be occupied by anyone as devoted to traditional leaders. The main floor is made from parts of bamboo are woven with rattan. Hereinafter referred to as normal floor level. The floor in the room behind menalam usual, ordinary living room, space gaho, and pelamban.

Stocking screen, serves as a wall and cover the upper chamber. To withstand water splashed rain, there at the end of the left and right top of the building. The material used is the board.
Penteh, is a place to store is located at the top of the building.
The next house is pelamban part, the part of the leading houses located at the end of the left. Pelamban is an outbuilding / like a terrace. According to local custom, pelamban used as a waiting room for guests who have not been allowed through.
As performance spaces, residential houses have two kinds of people Inner stairs. The first is the main staircase, the staircase located on the right pelamban. The second is penteh ladder, used to ride into penteh.

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