28 mei 2017

Reed plaiting

This traditional barn in the country village of Gees has a thatched roof combined with reed plaiting. Though it has mainly a decorative function now, it was once done to save money; wood was very expensive and this way less wood was needed. The use of straw, plaited and put just underneath the roof where rain water didn't do much damage, seemed a good solution. And it didn't just look nice, it also ventilated the barn.
Nowadays reed is used, which is much stronger.

I'm linking to Tom's Barn Collective.

10 opmerkingen:

  1. ...what an interesting building, I invite you to sharing this at The Barn Collective.

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  2. Een prachtig gezicht ook als versiering. De rietdaken zijn ook zo mooi om te zien, maar wel brandgevaarlijk helaas.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this traditional beauty

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  4. Another most interesting structure! You wouldn't see anything like this here. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Very effective and most pleasing to the eye!

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  6. Fascinating design. That's something we would not see here!

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  7. daar had ik geen idee van Marleen

    knappe foto

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  8. A beautiful building with a unique design. Very nice Marleen.

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  9. It does look so attractive Marleen. It's​ a tradition I hope will not be lost altogether. I remember the thatched roofs were popular in Africa, but such an attraction for spiders ☺

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