Mushroom Houses of Hani Minority

The Hani people usually build their villages on the south slopes of the mountains. A village comprises from ten to as many as 400 households, which are related by blood ties. The houses of the Hani people vary depending on the area they lived in. For those who live in Honghe, their houses are built with mud walls and thatched roofs and are supported by wooden pillars placed on stone foundations.

Mushroom Houses of Hani Minority (Photo from naic.org.cn)

Mushroom Houses of Hani Minority (Photo from naic.org.cn)

While in Xishuangbanna, houses are built of bamboo. With the roof covered with straw and wood, this kind of house normally have two stories with the upper floor serving as the living area for the family and the ground floor is used for storage and provides accommodation for the livestock. The shape of the whole structure resembles a mushroom, hence the name "mushroom house." Viewed from a distance, the stockaded villages with their terraced fields, bamboo forests, and "mushroom houses," make a tranquil rural scene.

Mushroom Houses of Hani Minority (Photo from naic.org.cn)

Mushroom Houses of Hani Minority (Photo from naic.org.cn)



All the photos are from the web and the copyright retains with the original author. If there is any problem, please contact us.
You Might Also Like
Hani FestivalsHani FestivalsLike the Han people, the Hanis celebrate the Spring Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival. Their traditional festivals include October Festival, June Festival and etc...
Hani Terrace CultureHani Terrace CultureAmong the continuous stretch of Ailao Mountain, the Hanis have created thousands of rice terraces that climb upwards like green staircases or watery pools—depending on the season— along the slopes of mountains...
Fashion of Hani PeopleFashion of Hani PeopleThe Hani people prefer clothing made of home-spun dark blue cloth. Children before 7 years old have no sexual divisions in their clothing...
Eating Habits of Hani MinorityEating Habits of Hani MinorityTheir staple foods are rice and corn. Sour and spicy are their favorite tastes. They pick wild vegetables to make soup, and use leaves of fragrance as condiment. Both Hani men and women are generally smokers and...

Comments

   
Post
more>>