Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Economic and Social Science, ICON-ESS, 17–18 October 2018, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Research Article

Wood Carving Motifs On Traditional Aceh Houses In Delima District (Pidie, Indonesia)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.17-10-2018.2294159,
        author={Novita  Novita and Hasbi  Amiruddin and Husaini  Ibrahim and Teuku Muhammad Jamil},
        title={Wood Carving Motifs On Traditional Aceh Houses In Delima District (Pidie, Indonesia)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Economic and Social Science, ICON-ESS, 17--18 October 2018, Banda Aceh, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICON-ESS},
        year={2020},
        month={4},
        keywords={aceh traditional house delima district motifs woodcarving pattern},
        doi={10.4108/eai.17-10-2018.2294159}
    }
    
  • Novita Novita
    Hasbi Amiruddin
    Husaini Ibrahim
    Teuku Muhammad Jamil
    Year: 2020
    Wood Carving Motifs On Traditional Aceh Houses In Delima District (Pidie, Indonesia)
    ICON-ESS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.17-10-2018.2294159
Novita Novita1,*, Hasbi Amiruddin1, Husaini Ibrahim1, Teuku Muhammad Jamil1
  • 1: Graduate School of Social Science, Syiah Kuala University, Darussalam 2311, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
*Contact email: novita@unsyiah.ac.id

Abstract

Wood carving on Aceh traditional house is one of the Indonesian traditional heritages that has been passed through generations and should be preserved. This study aims to explore and identify motifs engraved on the Aceh traditional houses in Delima district, Pidie, Aceh Province, Indonesia. Data obtained by direct surveys to fields and interviewed owners of Aceh traditional houses, woodcarvers, and community leaders. Site visits to the chosen houses are carried out where the processes of data collecting. Secondary data were obtained from literatures and manuscripts. We found many traditional houses in some places which own interesting motifs. Woodcarving motifs on the Aceh traditional houses are dominated by elements from flora and nature. Geometric patterns applied around the engravings. A number of selected object for the houses are dominated by clouds, stars, mountains, curved lines, straight lines, geometry patterns and the woodcarver is one of the most understandings on motifs and carving techniques. The carving was commonly applied at the roof end as fascia boards, on windows, on the walls, and other parts.