Granaries

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Kabudula, Chikwawa (11).JPG

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Benga, Zomba (1).JPG

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Mpale, Mangochi (18).JPG

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Champiti, Ntcheu (19).JPG

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Malingunde, Lilongwe (15).JPG

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Mazengela, Lilongwe (11).JPG

Mbambake, Dedza (12).JPG

Mbambake, Dedza (12).JPG

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Mbambake, Dedza (28).JPG

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Mbambake, Dedza (35).JPG

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Mbambake, Dedza (37).JPG

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Milingunde, Lilongwe (3).JPG

Gama, Nchinji (10).JPG

Gama, Nchinji (10).JPG

Gama, Nchinji (16).JPG

Gama, Nchinji (16).JPG

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Kapiri, Nchinji (1).JPG

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Chaima, Dowa (44).JPG

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Chaima, Dowa (52).JPG

Chipaya, Dowa (1).JPG

Chipaya, Dowa (1).JPG

Mikute, Kasungu (5).JPG

Mikute, Kasungu (5).JPG

Gwale (7).JPG

Gwale (7).JPG

Bushiri, Salima (1).JPG

Bushiri, Salima (1).JPG

Bushiri (1).JPG

Bushiri (1).JPG

Lifidzi, Salima (9).JPG

Lifidzi, Salima (9).JPG

Mkalawa, Rumphi (11).JPG

Mkalawa, Rumphi (11).JPG

Kabomolo, Chitipa (49).JPG

Kabomolo, Chitipa (49).JPG

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Kabomolo, Chitipa (16).JPG

Nakasale, Chitipa (26).JPG

Nakasale, Chitipa (26).JPG

Walilo, Rumphi (11).JPG

Walilo, Rumphi (11).JPG

Santhe, Dedza (8).JPG

Santhe, Dedza (8).JPG

Mbambake, Dedza (30).JPG

Mbambake, Dedza (30).JPG

Masukwa,Dedza (13).JPG

Masukwa,Dedza (13).JPG

Masukwa,Dedza (3).JPG

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Malingunde, Lilongwe (3).JPG

Malingunde, Lilongwe (3).JPG

Kakhome, Dedza (7).JPG

Kakhome, Dedza (7).JPG

Kapiri, Nchinji (5).JPG

Kapiri, Nchinji (5).JPG

Minama, Nchinji (9).JPG

Minama, Nchinji (9).JPG

M' buka, Kasungu (19).JPG

M' buka, Kasungu (19).JPG

Gwale (7).JPG

Gwale (7).JPG

Lifidzi, Salima (16).JPG

Lifidzi, Salima (16).JPG

Nakasale, Chitipa (30).JPG

Nakasale, Chitipa (30).JPG

Walilo, Rumphi (10).JPG

Walilo, Rumphi (10).JPG

Components

Granaries are structures used to store maize (corn). They vary in size and materials used in construction. Granaries were commonly round and raised off the ground.

A granary is a circular basket which rests on a base and often has a thatched roof.

Roof

Basket

Base

Base

A granary is a circular basket which rests on a base and often has a thatched roof.

The basket is constructed on the ground and lifted onto the base.

Basket

Basket being constructed.

Due to what it constructed with, the weave pattern varies greatly.

Weave pattern

Examples of

A thatch roof on a wood frame is quite common. There were many granaries that did not have a roof since thatch is difficult to obtain.

Roof

Examples of

Video

 A 3D model constructed in Sketch Up of a granary being constructed.