France | Brittany

Thatched roofs

In Brittany, thatched roof cottages known as chaumières have long been features of the local architecture. Made from reeds or long strands of rye or wheat straw (typically collected after the harvest), the thatched roof was narrow and steeply sloped to keep the cottages watertight.

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Ruined Thatched Cottage
1941
France, Brittany, Finistère, Loctudy
Study, gouache, on Ingres paper
Credit: Frédéric Back
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