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West Java Traditional House and Its Meaning

West Java traditional house certainly has its own characteristics. Yes, Indonesia has a variety of cultures and each region has its own characteristics.




Not only food, traditional houses can also be a hallmark of a culture.


The traditional house of West Java itself is one of the cultural treasures that is owned and deserves to be preserved. So, it is very difficult to forget history and philosophy


Not only that, each type of house also has its own meaning and characteristics.


Let's study each type of West Java traditional house and its characteristics below!


1. Julung Ngapak House


One of the traditional houses of West Java is the house or imah julung ngapak. It means he is a bird that flaps its wings.


The design of this house can also be called having this philosophy. The roof design of the house will look like a bird flapping its wings.


The shape of the roof of this house looks wide on each side.


At the top of the roof there is a V-shaped wood so that overall it is very similar to a bird flapping its wings.


This West Java traditional house is also equipped with fork or claw scissors on the ridge. This is done so that hukan water does not seep into the house.


You can find this West Java traditional house in the Tasikmalaya area. What is special is that several buildings at the Bandung Technical Institute use this ngapak julang roof.


2. Heuay Rhino House


The next traditional house in West Java is the Badak Heuay. The meaning of this house is very unique, namely a yawning rhino.


Its uniqueness lies in its roof which resembles a yawning rhino.


If you look closely, the shape of the rear roof to the end itself will indeed look like a yawning rhino.


You will find this type of West Javanese traditional house in the Sukabumi area.


The shape of the roof design itself is still a form of roof that is often used by the people of Sukabumi.


This traditional house is still used and preserved until now.


Although minimalist and modern home designs are widely known, traditional house designs remain the prima donna.


3. Jolopong house


The third West Java traditional house is the jolopong house which has a unique meaning, namely drooping or upright.


Compared to others, the shape of this West Java traditional house can indeed be called very simple.


In addition, this house is also called temperature.


Reporting from library.id, for the Sundanese people, this house can be said to be quite special.


The reason is, this simple house is very easy to make and does not require a lot of materials in its construction.


If you are curious, houses like this are often found in the Garut area. However, several other areas in West Java can also use this form of house.


It doesn't stop there, even some government buildings use this house design.


4. Parahu Kumureb House


The next West Java traditional house is the Parahu Kumureb house. This house has the meaning of a tilted boat because at first glance it looks like the Tangkuban Perahu mountain.


The design of this house can also be called more complicated than the traditional Jolopong house.


This traditional house has the disadvantage that it easily leaks when it rains heavily. This is because this house has many connections.


Reporting from Nesaba Media, this house is still often found in the Ciamis area. However, Sundanese people rarely use this house design.


The characteristics of the Kumureb traditional house are:


The roof of the house has two logs that connect the sides so that it looks like a triangle when viewed from the front position.


It has 4 main sections, the back and front are trapezoidal in shape. The right and left sides of an equilateral triangle.

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