Ituri Forest Pygmies | Who Rules the Forest? National Geographic Magazine: Leaf Hut Construction

Double leaf construction of a Pygmy leaf-hut is covered in large phrynium leaves making it more impervious to rain.  The shelters are built in a couple of hours and stand approximately six feet high. They are a beehive-shaped frame of sticks  by women who bend branches to create superstructures. They collect  large leaves placing them overlapping like tiles on a roof.  The forest hunting camps are about 10k apart, and 10K from where they string their nets to hunt in DR Congo.

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