HomeBlogs Garumpai (House System of Kampung Naga) Arriving at Kampung Naga, visitors are treated with the views of rows of
unique houses of Kampung Naga local residents. The houses are
thatched-roofed and wooden-walled with bamboo matting.
structures and foundations of every buildings owned by residents of
Kampung Naga tailored and made to the Sundanese philosophy. The
buildings were built like a human body structure. Each building consists
of suku(legs), awak(body), and the sirah (head). Each section is
defined as a moral manner that should be done by people. Namely, tekad
(intention), ucap(words), and lampah (deeds).
The uniqueness of
the building is also in the way of installations. The roof is firmly
attached to the roof. In fact, these roofs withstand an earthquake even
though the roof was installed without nails. Strands attached to the
roof of the house with the bamboo series of buffer called garumpai.
Garumpai serves to maintain the unity of the roof construction. Garumpai
is so flexible that it can follow any movement during an earthquake.
traditional house of Kampung Naga stood on rocks that are not casted or
planted into the ground. The main pillars of the house just heaped on
the stone. The construction can be very dynamic to follow the
vibrations. Each section has an important function. All three had to
stand together unseparated from each other.
All the buildings in
the village area of 1.5 hectares are arranged neatly. The size does not
change from time to time. Added inhabitants are transferred out of
Kampung Naga or called Foreign Naga. Currently, the area is inhabited by
314 people. The east boundary of Kampung Naga is the River Ciwulan. The
west by hills and forbidden forest. The north and south adjacent to the
ditches. Among the total 113 buildings in the area of Kampung Naga,
there are four main buildings that are considered important. Namely,
bale ageung, bale kampung, mosque, and leuit (barn).