|Pagaruyung Palace West Sumatra|
|Wood carving motives on the wall|
I traveled to West Sumatra, Indonesia this summer and visited the Pagaruyung Palace. It has been rebuilt and supposedly replicates the palace of a kingdom that was established 1347 by Adityawarman. The palace which now serves as a museum, was just restored a few years ago after being destroyed by lightning. The second picture is the traditional wood carving motive on the palace's wall.
The upward curved roof represents the common traditional local minangkabau (the name of local tribe) houses, imitating the water-bufallo's horns. It has to do with the legend of a victory of small water buffalo against a strong, aggressive water buffalo belongs to the enemy of neighboring kingdom.
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