Reeds are thicker than thatch and smaller than bamboo. It is a material that is used in many types of construction. Mainly used as a layer on a roof, it is also utilized in doors, windows, graneries, walls and other types.
Frame for walls
Reeds are gathered in areas near lakes or rivers. It is a material that is harvested annualy and is stored and dried before it is used.
A window infilled with reed offer limited security and is mainly done for privacy.
Many granaries are constructed with reeds.
Reeds are tightly laid out verticaly. They are tied togeather with a horizontal memeber which is a piece of wood or more commonly... bark.
Reeds are used as vertical members and supported by poles.
Many structures had a layer of thatch that went onto the roof structure. In some cases reeds were bundled together to create a purlin.
Door being constructed.
This is a structure built on the beach in a fishing village. It is a temporary structure just for the dry season.