Introduction guide to the preservation of traditional thatching of the Buganda community in Uganda
This guide, made possible thanks to the financial support of the Japanese government, is the result of 20 years of exchange and mutual learning between ganfa craftsmen who keep their thatching technique alive and many Ugandan and foreign researchers who have shown interest in their art of building once the Kasubi Tombs were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The content of this illustrated guide is based on the writings of these researchers and has been enriched with new information obtained through interviews conducted in 2019 at Kasubi with craftspeople.
This guide aims to help all those who want to undernstand the incredibly smart Ganda thatching technique in order to preserve existing roofs but also start building new ones in the respect of traditions.
We hope this book will answer all the questions you may have and that it will contribute to spreading this construction technique, which is entirely based on vegetable materials, and therefore represents a technical tour de force and a beautiful way of showing respect for the environment.
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