Saturday, 12 September 2015

Traditional Palm Leaves Roof Craftswoman In Aceh

Traditional Palm Leaves
Traditional Palm Leaves 
Rumoh Aceh roof usually made of sago palm leaves tied with rattan which has been cut into small pieces. Then corroborated again with wood as lath used to support or press down roof tiles.

Traditional Palm Leaves Roof Craftswoman In Aceh


We might have rarely to see houses in urban areas, even in outer residential areas were still use the roof from sago palm leaves. Both models of that roof have changed functions by zinc plate and fiber roof. Besides resilience confined to cover a house, palm roof is also fragile damaged by the big wind storm.

Sago palm leaves at the current time almost extinct. The fact remains there is some community which depends the manufacturer to earn some money from sago palm leaves traditionally roof. Especially the people who live in villages. Every single sheet the sago palm leaves roof usually in length about 1.5 meters to 1.8 meters.
Traditional Palm Leaves

A month ago, I and Muhammad Mirza Fauzi visited central of sago palm leaves traditionally roof industries at Kampong Blang Kula, Kecamatan Grong-grong in Pidie. In this location, you can found there were housewives filling their spare time job to weave the roof palm. Weak economy forces them to work to fulfill their family needs. Although their income as weaver palm roof barely adequates, but at least it capable of increase and help income their husband.

Halimah, the figure of a woman getting into elderly. Since ten years ago have worked as a palm weaver. There is no special equipment or machine to weave palm roof.
Traditional Palm Leaves

Even the system of weave is quite simple, palm roof only weaved by her hand. After that, palm leaves wrapped using bemban (a rope of bamboo) into a bamboo. After dried, palm must be ready in use. Any palm sheets of the roof can hold out 2 until 3 years. Each palm sheet cost Rp. 3.000,- and sold Rp. 5.000,- at the market.

Almost 50 percent of the population in Blang Kula village support their families from of palm leaves roof. Palm roof that had already been prepared and ready, usually had ordered by owners. The demand which came once a week was gathered and taken to a number of area in need.
Traditional Palm Leaves

Traditional Palm Leaves

Traditional Palm Leaves

Traditional Palm Leaves

Traditional Palm Leaves
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