We know that Balinese traditional houses have designs with very high artistic value. Dominated by carvings so that it is favored by domestic and foreign tourists. So that the traditional Balinese house has its own artistic value from other traditional houses.
Each part of the traditional Balinese house has its own meaning and has a deep philosophy and meaning. This is the detailed meaning of the traditional Balinese house design, see the review thoroughly.
Rebuttal or Pameraja
Or it is called the family temple. Sanggah or Pameraja is commonly used for prayer and worship. And every Balinese house must have a Sanggah or Pameraja.
Sanggah is usually located in the northeast corner of the main house or family residence.
Main Entrance or Angkul-Angkul
The main entrance of this traditional Balinese house has a roof that connects the two existing pillars and is similar to the gate found in the Bentar temple.
Barrier or Aling-aling
Aling-aling is a barrier between the angkul-angkul and the courtyard which is a holy place. And the dividing wall is called a statue-shaped penyengker.
But in the aling-aling there is also a room that can be used for activities.
Living room or Bale Dauh
The traditional Balinese house also has a living room called Bale Dauh. Of course, as the name implies, this room is intended to receive guests or relatives who come to visit.
The bale dauh building is placed in the western part with a floor that must be lower than the bale manten building or the building for the head of the family and girls. There is also a room for sleeping children or teenage boys.
The support poles in this house have a different number from other houses.
Part for the Head of the Family or Bale Manten
Well, this part of the traditional Balinese house is devoted to heads of families and girls. The Bale manten building is placed in the northern part of the main house building in a rectangular shape.
The bale manten building is also equipped with a bale bale on the right and left of the bale manten.
Relaxing place or Bale Sekapat
The Bale Sekapat building is in the form of a gazebo or hall with four poles to support the Bale Sekapa. Usually used for casual family events and interactions between family members.
Familiarity between families also occurs in this room which is usually used as a meeting room for both close and distant families from outside the city, interspersed with Balinese specialties.
Traditional Ceremony Place or Bale Gede
Because the Bale Gede is used as a place of worship, the position of the bale gede is automatically higher than other buildings.
The place for this traditional ceremony is a building that has 12 poles and is rectangular in shape. Because it is used as a place of worship, the Bale Gede is made wider and bigger than other buildings.
Hopefully this discussion of the parts of this traditional Balinese house can add to our love for the diversity of Indonesian culture.