The simplest house style to build of the Hmong
The basic Hmong
The Hmong inhabit the highest reaches of the mountain north Vietnam. This finely pleated skirt from the Black Hmong expertise in producing hemp clothing and using indigo dyes and batik. The Hmong follow a patriarchal tradition. They worship three generations of their ancestors. The most important rituals of their ancestor worship take place during the Hmong New Year in December.
The Hmong often hang their clothing out of the house to dry them
The simplest folk house of the Hmong
One of the original houses of the Hmong is made entirely of "pomu" wood or "fokienia hodginsii", a characteristic tree of the region's forest. The roof is covered with 600 large shingles, each 1,2 m long and 0,3 m to 0,4 m wide. Some shingles can be moved to make light for women who weave inside the house.
The "pomu" shingles are the special bricks that cover the roof house
Inside the Hmong house
The house was built using traditional Hmong hand forged axes, knives and chisels. Their place of worship is marked with a paper stuck on the back wall facing the door. At the base of the wall, there is a bamboo tube for incense sticks.
The main door always opens into the house and above of the ladder is the storage floor
It's special that the fire in the Hmong kitchen is always on to keep the warm house
The fireplace is in the right inside of the house, a lot of musical instruments are hanging near it
Outside the Hmong house
The Hmong often have a house for the horse or buffalo outside the main house. Some family has a private furnace near their house to make the cast iron products which are the big, thick, and curved ploughshare used in rocky terrain.
The simple house for the horse and buffalo
Traditionally, there is a peach tree in the yard of the Hmong's house. In the spring, it's an amazing view with the peach flower blossoms. It's the time you can travel to enjoy it or coming to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology with Hanoi tours to see the one example of the Hmong house.
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