Tumakke', The Stone Roof Tongkonan

Tumakke', The Stone Roof Tongkonan

Tumakke', Banga, Rembon, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

The site of Tumakke' displays a distinctive traditional house built on a raised terrace. Although its construction is no different to the common Toraja dwelling, the saddle-like roof of the Tumakke house is covered with stone slabs measuring 50-60cm long, 30-40cm wide and 5-10cm thick.

On the north-eastern side of the house, at a distance of some 5 meters, stands a small granary.

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