A Minangkabau House in Negeri Sembilan

The early formation of the state of Negeri Sembilan (which literally means The Nine States) was based on a confederation of nine territories, which were governed by its own chieftains. Refer map here. Now, Negeri Sembilan is divided into six administrative areas and ruled as a constitutional state by the Yamtuan of Negeri Sembilan, a descendant of Minangkabau.

There has been a sizeable Minangkabau settlement in Negeri Sembilan since the seventeenth century. The Minangkabaun originated from the island of West Sumatra, Indonesia. The house shown here is called the Rumah Gadang (which means “big house”), the roofline curve upward from the middle and end in points, in imitation of the water buffalo’s upward-curving horns. It reflects the culture and values of the Minangkabau.

In this art, set by the background of a paddy field, the house as the main subject is showing only one of its side, while, the actual house is mostly symmetrical in construction.

Product Details:

  • Title : A Minangkabau House in Negeri Sembilan.
  • Approx. Image Size : 11.5 in. (W) x 9 in. (H).
  • Overall Size : 16 in. (W) x 13 in. (H) (incl. 1.5 in. hardboard border).
  • Product Type : Giclee Limited Reprint Signed by the Artist.
  • Materials : Paper, Hardboard.
  • Produced in 1978.
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