A Side Toraja Panels

antique toraja ricebarn panel

size : 370 x 150 x 8cm

material : Magnolia Vrieseana

Best for big wall and entrance hall. High ceiling livingroom also super perfect for this items


A Side Toraja Panels

Antique Toraja panel from North Toraja - South Sulawesi - Indonesia

Age : Circa 1950’

Size : 370 x 155 x 8 cm

condition : 93%

Description : This is  a side Part toraja panels. It is part of the Rice Barn, which is a Traditional Building from Toraja for Keep rice / paddies inside. In other words, rice Barn is called "Alang".

Alang / Rice Barn is Always stand facing the " Tongkonan". As we know, Tongkonan is Traditional house of Toraja Tribe, with their front gables towards the South. Tongkonan is the traditional ancestral house, in other words, Rumah adat of the Torajan people, in South SulawesiIndonesia.

Tongkonan have a distinguishing boat-shaped and oversized saddleback roof. Like most of Indonesia's Austronesian-based traditional architecture, tongkonan are built on piles.

Construction (A Side Toraja Panels)

Antique tongkonan constructed by laborious work and it is usually built with the help of all family members or friends.

In the original Toraja society, build a tongkonan cost alot of money. Therefore, only nobles had the right to build tongkonan. Likewise the nobles, Commoners live in smaller and less decorated homes called banua. Tongkonan are customarily built facing north-south.

Dominating the entire structure is the saddleback roof with gables that are dramatically upswept. Consequently, 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.

Platform Below the rice barn, is Used for sitting, Working, conversation / Gathering on Ceremonial, and many more funcition further. For instance, are used for sleeping ( when Funeral Ceremony held ).

The rice barn are status of symbols, and also token of real wealth.

"This A Side Toraja Panel are perfect to be placed in the wide hall or entrance of home. In Addition, the soft colour white wash wall will be perfect match. As the Result, all the bright color of the toraja panel carving will be shine ." Torayata 99

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Additional information

Weight 50 kg
Dimensions 10 × 380 × 160 cm


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