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Fronts of traditional Torajan Tongkonan long houses - Tana Toraja, Sulawesi Indonesia | by Phil Marion (184 million views - THANKS)
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Fronts of traditional Torajan Tongkonan long houses - Tana Toraja, Sulawesi Indonesia

Tongkonan are the traditional Torajan ancestral houses. They stand high on wooden piles, topped with a layered split-bamboo roof shaped in a sweeping curved arc, and they are incised with red, black, and yellow detailed wood carvings on the exterior walls. The word "tongkonan" comes from the Torajan tongkon ("to sit").

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Taken on January 2, 2015