The process of cutting thatch leaves and sewing them for the roof of the house.


Today I cut thatch leaves to make a roof for my house. This is a traditional practice that is still often carried out in several areas such as our current area in Aceh or Indonesia. This process requires skill and precision so that the resulting roof can be of good quality and will last a long time when we make the roof of the house.
First of all, the thatch leaves are carefully picked or photographed from the tree. The rumbia tree is a plant that grows abundantly in tropical areas, and its leaves are usually used as raw material for making house roofs. After being picked, the rumbia leaves are then cut using a sharp knife or machete to get the size that suits your needs.


After the thatch leaves are cut, the next step is to sew them to make the roof of the house. Usually, the thatch leaves are clamped or tied with the rattan provided so that they don't come off easily and form a sturdy roof. The process of sewing thatch leaves requires special skills because it must be done carefully and neatly so that the resulting roof has a good shape and is not easily damaged.


House roofs made from thatch leaves usually have the advantage of absorbing heat from sunlight so they can keep the temperature inside the house cool. Apart from that, thatch roofing is also considered environmentally friendly because the raw materials are made from natural products and can decompose by themselves without leaving behind waste that pollutes the environment.

Even though the process of cutting thatch leaves and working on roofs is classified as a traditional practice, its existence is still very necessary in maintaining the sustainability of our respective cultures and the environment. Therefore, this process should be preserved and continued to be developed so that it can continue to provide benefits to society and remain part of the cultural heritage of our nation itself, such as in my area.


That's what I said about the process of cutting thatch leaves and working on the roof of a house, which is a tradition that has cultural value and also practical benefits in everyday life.

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