• THE LONG HOUSE IN CENTRAL HIGHLANDS - VIETNAMRIDER

    Explore THE LONG HOUSE IN CENTRAL HIGHLANDS - VIETNAMRIDER. It built in the north-south direction according to the traditional custom of the Ede people. The front of the house faces north with the main entrance to welcome guests with two stairs, called by male stairs and female stairs. THE LONG HOUSE IN CENTRAL HIGHLANDS - VIETNAMRIDER

    The Long House in Central Highlands - Vietnam easy rider

    THE LONG HOUSE IN CENTRAL HIGHLANDS - VIETNAMRIDER

    Ede longhouse - mesmerizing living space of Ede people

    Ede longhouse is the typical living space of a matrilineal family in Dak Lak, Central Highlands, Vietnam.
    Ede longhouse is always built in the north-south direction according to the traditional custom of the Ede people. The front of the house faces north with the main entrance to welcome guests with two stairs, called by male stairs and female stairs
    The female stairs is often decorated with the pictures of the moon and women breasts, showing traditional beliefs and matriarchal custom. It is the stairs for women and special guests. The second stairs is smaller, for men.
    Ede longhouse is built mainly by all kinds of wood, bamboo. The roof is usually covered with grass over 20 cm thick. The floor is about one meter above the ground, below for ventilation, not for animal breeding as in the stilt house in the north Vietnam. Ede longhouse is the residence of the whole family, if there are more people then the house will be builded more longer. Previously there were many houses over 200 m long. The house has many windows to get more air and light to inside.
    The first room when entering the house is called "gah" (living room), the widest room. In the living room there are two "kpan" seats that are about 10-20 m long, where the musicians sit to play the "gong", "chieng" and drum when the family have special party. Sometimes they have parties to discuss the about the problem of the familes, worshiping, eating when the house has a job or gong performance activities.
    This is also the sleeping area for the young men – before they get married; and for the married men – by some reason have escaped from their wives and return back their mothers' houses.
    There is also a small yard and staircase for family activities. This is place for bathing, cooking.

    The Long House in Central Highlands - Vietnam easy rider

    THE LONG HOUSE IN CENTRAL HIGHLANDS - VIETNAMRIDER


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