(from the article `African architecture`) Later houses of the Xhosa have tended toward a consistent form, the rondavel, or cylindrical, single-cell house with conical thatched roof. This type ...
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A rondavel (from the Afrikaans word rondawel) is a westernised version of the African-style hut. The rondavel is usually round or oval in shape and is traditionally made with materials that can be locally found in raw form. Its walls are often constructed from stones. The mortar may consist of sand, soil, or combinations of these, mixed with cow d...
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