Rumoh Aceh – Indonesia is so rich. Not only language, traditional clothes, and traditions, every province in Indonesia has their own custom homes. The contours and weather of each region more or less affect the shape of traditional houses, of course without eliminating the aesthetic values ​​of these traditional houses. If in Papua there is a honai based on land, it is different with Aceh traditional houses that use stakes to refute the building of the house.

Rumoh Aceh
Rumoh Aceh

The traditional Acehnese house or commonly known as Rumoh Aceh anatomically usually has three to five rooms, consisting of seuramoe keue (front porch), seuramoe teungoh (middle porch), and seuramoe likot (back porch), and an additional part, namely the kitchen.

This traditional house is rich in philosophical and aesthetic values. This can be seen from the various ornaments that decorate it. In plain view, the ornaments on every Aceh rumoh might look the same. But if examined, the ornaments in one Aceh rumoh will be different from the ornaments in another Aceh rumoh. The difference is said to explain the rumoh area of ​​Aceh originated.

Meanwhile, for the stake that supports the building, it usually consists of 16-24 logs. The lower part of the house, called yup meh, is usually used to raise cattle. In addition, this part is also used by mothers as a place to make songket. In the past, the buffer on the Aceh rumoh functioned so that wild animals could not enter the house.

Islamic values ​​that are so inherent in Acehnese society also have a considerable influence on the shape and layout of Aceh‘s rumoh. One of them, rumoh Aceh was built facing east and the back side facing west. This is because the house always faces towards the Qibla (Mecca), as a symbol of people who live in the house always carrying out religious orders.

Rumoh Aceh
Rumoh Aceh

Unfortunately, the Aceh rumoh is now increasingly rare. The people of Aceh prefer to make houses with more modern materials and designs. But, for those of you who want to see the original form of Aceh rumoh, you can visit Banda Aceh. In this city, Aceh can still be found in its original form.

Rumoh Aceh is one of Indonesia’s cultural treasures that must be preserved and preserved. Because, to love the nation’s culture means to love Indonesia. Love Indonesian love culture.

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