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The Most Famous Traditional House of West Papua

JAKARTA, – The most famous traditional house in West Papua is the honai. However, it turns out that there is one more traditional house called the millipede house that not many people know about.

The capital city of West Papua is Manokwari. However, the business center of the area is in Sorong. Although located in urban areas, you can still find a number of the most famous traditional houses of West Papua.

This is the most famous West Papuan traditional house that we must know. Review summarized on Monday (6/9/2021)

  1. Honai House

The most famous West Papuan traditional house is the Honai House. The house has a 2-story building structure made of wood with a conical roof. Cones made of straw and reeds.

This conical house without windows can escape the cold air at the top of the mountains.

Honai House
  1. Millipede House / Thousand Feet House

The second most famous West Papuan traditional house is the original house of the Arfak tribe. Houses made of wood and sago leaves or straw as the roof, usually this house has 2 front and back doors and has no windows.

The Arfak tribe who lives in Manokwari Regency named the Thousand Feet House because of the many pillars under it when viewed like a millipede animal, the West Papua Traditional House, the Thousand Feet House.

The most famous traditional house of West Papua, apart from having strong elements and meanings from the West Papua region, history and culture that we must know as Indonesian children to add broader insight.

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This Blog has gone through many obstacles and attacks from violent Free West Papua separatist supporters and ultra nationalist Indonesian since 2007. However, it has remained throughout a time devouring thoughts of how to bring peace to Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia.

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