of the most commonstructures because maize (corn) is one of the major crops
in Zambia. Nshima, made from maize, this is the main staple food.
sizes and dimensions as well as shapes.
and number of granaries gives an indication of the homesteads wealth
base of the granary is usually raised off the ground to; prevent from animals
from eating, to keep it off of the wet ground, and to allow for ventilation
poles for the granary depends on the size desired and availability of materials.
12 pegs ( on average) are used to support cross poles. Pegs have "T' shape
to take in cross poles.
pole and mud structure is tall and skinny, and has a large overhang.
bamboo structure is larger and squatter. This could be left unplastered.
roof structure is usually removable. It is a thatched roof, with a large overhang
to protect mud walls from the rain. The roof is removable to allow for access
inside, or from a side panel.
connections are raised off of the ground. The walls are usually woven with bamboo
and thus allows for ventilation.
of a granary step by step
12 pegs in ground
grainary is ready to be put on the base and plastered. notice the base with
support poles, the basket and the thatched roof.
Big support poles
Vertical supporting poles
Base plastered over
Smaller support poles
Woven basket raised on base