The Toraja Architecture of Lumbung Padi in South Sulawesi


The lumbung padi is a place where people store the excess of their rice harvest. The rice is still in its skin or people call it gabah. The above picture are a series of lumbung padi of Toraja style in South Sulawesi.

Photo was taken 21 July 2015 in South Tana Toraja.

They can store the gabah or skinned rice for years without damage. The lumbung padi in Toraja always place in the front of a house. The lumbung padi represent a male or husband who protect the family. The house represent the mother or woman or wife who are the place of the family to stay and grows.

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