Home Kudus Traditional Houses Traditional House Kudus is one of the traditional houses that reflect the mix of cultural acculturation Holy society. Traditional Houses of the Holy has a roof called "Joglo Pencu", with buildings that dominated the art of carving a four-dimensional (4-D) characteristic of the Holy city that is a fusion style of sculpture from Hindu culture (Java), Persian (Islamic), China and Europe. The house is expected to begin to be built around 1500s BC with 95% original teakwood (Tectona grandis).
Houses of the Holy aAdat complex is now in the Museum Kretek, Ds. No Pejaten brittle. 155, Jati Subdistrict, Holy City.
A. Traditional Houses of the Holy Privileges
The uniqueness and distinctive traditional house Kudus is not only in the beauty of its architecture is dominated by the high quality sculpture, but also on the completeness of its constituent components that have different philosophical meanings.
First, the shapes and motifs carved to follow the pattern of time (the animal kind of many-legged spider), elephant keepers, jasmine flower arrangements (sekar rinonce), dragon motif, the fruit of pineapple (hive bee), a phoenix motif, and others. Second, traditional house layout that has Jogo satru / living room with single geder-nya/tiang cornerstone as a symbol that is the Oneness of Allah SWT / Single. Third, gedhongan and senthong / family room with four pillars that supported teacher / support poles. The fourth pillar is the symbol that gives instructions for residents to be able to sustain their daily living 4 dg control human nature: anger, lawwamah, Shofiyah, and Mutmainnah. Fourth, Pawon / kitchen at the very back of house building. Fifth, pakiwan (bathroom) as a symbol for man was always cleaned up both physical and spiritual. Sixth, the plants around pakiwan, among others: starfruit trees, which symbolize the five pillars of Islam; pandan fragrance, as a symbol of good fortune that fragrant / lawful and good; jasmine flower, which symbolizes the fragrance, good manners and noble character, and chastity. And seventh, the layout of the house facing south toward meaning for the owner of the house as if it did not "assume" Mount Moriah (which lies to the north), so as not to aggravate his daily life.
In addition, treatment procedures performed by residents of the Holy traditional house is also a peculiarity in itself may not be found in other places. Type of basic material that is used to treat Indigenous Houses of the Holy is the herb that is obtained based on empirical experience inherited by generations, the herb APT (Water Banana stem and Tobacco) and ARC (Air Rendaman Cloves). With rub it repeatedly, has proven effective ingredients capable of preserving teak wood, as basic ingredients Traditional Houses of the Holy of termite attack (termite) and also make the wood surface to be more clean and shiny.
Over time, the number of Houses of the Holy Indigenous diminishing, because after the owner died, many heirs who then sell the house. Based on fears of extinction of the cultural heritage of high historical value is, therefore, in 1828 AD entrepreneurs in the rebuilding of the Holy memrakarsai Traditional House Museum Kretek Ghost in the complex.
Quoted from : http://hafidh-sma1kudus.blogspot.com/2009/07/rumah-adat-kudus.html