The Joglo

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The Joglo is the four-posted architectural center piece of a Central Javanese home. This is the heart of the home, the meeting place, around which the rest of the house is built. It’s structurally integrated into the rest of the house, though appears to be free standing. There is a second roof, high above the roof of the Joglo, that protects the home from the elements.

In villages, the woods used in building the Joglo are often more common, the scale is smaller and the beams un-carved. In the wealthier homes teak is used and the joglos can be grand in scale and may have gold leaf over the ornate carving on post and beams alike. An iron ring can always be found in the middle of the central beam from which an oil lamp would be hung to light the interior. Restored Joglos, whatever their background, are stunning structures. The wood, joinery and carving are awesome.

Joglo-Interior Detail
Joglo-Interior Detail

Stop by and see the 80-year old Teak Joglo, comprised of over 100 intricately carved beams, we have erected at David Alan Collection. This structure can be re-assembled as an outdoor pavilion or the crowning glory of a living room or bedroom. Other sizes can be located.


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Having journeyed to the Far East and Asia over 20 times in the past 20 years, I’ve been intrigued and inspired by the ingenuity, craftsmanship, balance and human spirit that have gone into the making of those works I have seen and collected.

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