Tongkonan in a Torajan village, South Sulawesi

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Tjetjep Rustandi / Alamy Stock Photo
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Tongkonan are customarily built facing north-south. Dominating the entire structure is the saddleback roof with gables that are dramatically upswept. The internal space is small in comparison with the overwhelming roof structure that covers it. Interiors are typically cramped and dark with few windows, however, most of daily life is lived outside the homes, with interiors simply intended for sleeping, storage, meetings and occasionally protection.
Location: Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia