Ituri Forest Pygmies | Who Rules the Forest? National Geographic Magazine: Pygmy Leaf Hut – Double Leaf Construction | DR Congo

Pygmy Leaf Hut – Double Leaf Construction | DR Congo

Pygmy Leaf Hut – Double Leaf Construction | DR Congo

This is the double leaf construction of a Pygmy leaf-hut, which makes it more impervious to rain.  These folks all built shelters for the night in about two hours.  Women bend the branches to create superstructures and then go off in the woods to get the right kind of leaves. The forest hunting camps are about 10k apart, and 10K from where they string their nets.

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