Bolon House - Toba Batak Hall House

Toba Batak Hall House is a traditional house from North Sumatra. This house is divided into two parts namely jabu parsakitan and jabu bolon. Jabu Parsakitan is a storage place for goods. this place is also sometimes used as a place for discussion related to customary matters. Jabu bolon is a big family home. This house has no partition or room so the family lives and sleeps together. Toba Batak House is also known as Rumah Bolon.Bagi Batak community, this house looks like a buffalo that was standing. The construction of traditional houses of Batak tribe is done in mutual assistance by the Batak community. This house is shaped like a house on stilts supported by several pillars .The pillar of the house is usually made of kayu.Rumah Balai Batak Toba has a basic material of kayu.Menurut Batak people believe, this house is divided into three parts that reflect the world or different dimensions. The first part of the roof of the house is believed to reflect the world the gods. The second part is the floor of the house that is believed to reflect the human world. The third part is the bottom of the house or under the house that reflects the world of death.
 
 

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