|1. Forest camp with|
leaves and bark huts.
(Baka Pygmies of Cameroon,Photos, texts and audio recordings
Gabon and Congo)
by Luis Devin
Soundscape: rainforest insect calls and Southern
Tree Hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreus) vocalizations.
|3. Lighting the fire between large leaves huts.|
Gathering of leaves, lianas, firewood and other forest materials
Traditional Baka huts are called móngulu. They are typically shaped one-family houses made of branches and leaves and predominantly built by women.
After a hemispheric framework of flexible, thin branches is prepared, big recently-gathered leaves of Marantaceae plants fit in the structure. Once the work is done, other vegetable material is sometimes added to the dome in order to make the structure more compact and waterproof.
|4. Child in front of a hut made|
of leaves and branches, with
a bark panel used as a door.
|5. Hut made of leaves and branches in a temporary camp.|
6. Baka camp in the Cameroonian rainforest.
The forest of the Baka
|7. Children beside a hemispheric hut|
with banana leaves used as a door.
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|Baka Pygmy forest camps and huts, with photos and ethnographic notes|
(Baka Pygmies of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo).
Materials: 7 photos, 1 audio recording, descriptive notes, texts.
Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/baka/camps.asp
The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, when you accessed this
page, was 02:59 on Saturday, May 25, 2013. For every minute spent on this page, at least
25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).
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