Very picturesque! Jakarta . . . A great photo by Ricky Purnadi Riqua.  I would love to visit and see more of these "Great House" structures representative of the Minangkabau culture in West Sumatra Indonesia. Ricky tells me that the music, dance, and food are equally exotic.

Very picturesque! Jakarta . . . A great photo by Ricky Purnadi Riqua. I would love to visit and see more of these "Great House" structures representative of the Minangkabau culture in West Sumatra Indonesia. Ricky tells me that the music, dance, and food are equally exotic.

Rumah Gadang (House of Traditional Minangkabau, West #Sumatra)

Rumah Gadang (House of Traditional Minangkabau, West #Sumatra)

Minangkabau's Architecture - West Sumatra, Indonesia

Minangkabau's Architecture - West Sumatra, Indonesia

Gadang Clock - Bukit Tinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Gadang Clock - Bukit Tinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Rumah Gadang "big house", example of the traditional homes of the Minangkabau, a matrilineal people of West Sumatra, Indonesia. A rumah gadang serves as a residence, a hall for family meetings, and for ceremonial activities. The rumah gadang is owned by the women of the family who live there; ownership is passed from mother to daughter.

Rumah Gadang "big house", example of the traditional homes of the Minangkabau, a matrilineal people of West Sumatra, Indonesia. A rumah gadang serves as a residence, a hall for family meetings, and for ceremonial activities. The rumah gadang is owned by the women of the family who live there; ownership is passed from mother to daughter.

Traditional house of the Minangkabau,  West Sumatra, Indonesia

Traditional house of the Minangkabau, West Sumatra, Indonesia

"Rumah Gadang" traditional house of West Sumatra. INDONESIA #EXPLOREINDONESIA

"Rumah Gadang" traditional house of West Sumatra. INDONESIA #EXPLOREINDONESIA

Rumah Gadang Minangkabau in West Sumatra | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Rumah Gadang Minangkabau in West Sumatra | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A "Great House" structure representative of the Minangkabau culture in West Sumatra Indonesia

A "Great House" structure representative of the Minangkabau culture in West Sumatra Indonesia

Rumah gadang traditional houses in Padang - Sumatra, Indonesia

Rumah gadang traditional houses in Padang - Sumatra, Indonesia

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