Elements must be joined together. Thatch to poles, poles to poles, poles to ridge beam, thatch to reeds, poles to walls.

Connections

Nails and wire are used when it can be afforded.

Sisal is a plant that is cut and dried. It is then used as straps.

Nails and Wire

Bark is peeled off of a tree, dried and cut into strips. Before it is used, it is soaked in water to soften up.

Bark

This man is constructing the roof structure tying the poles together. Strips of bark are used to tie the poles together.

Sisal

Another material that is taken right from the homestead.

Vines

Tires are cut into small strips and used for connections.

Tire Strips

Another material that is taken right from the homestead.

Mosquito Netting

This man is using mosquito netting cut into strips to fasten thatch to poles.

Salima, Nchingi

String is also utilized to tie pieces together and down.

String

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