Craft in Architecture: Jhingati - Terracotta Roof Tiles

Craft in Architecture: Jhingati - Terracotta Roof Tiles


The oldest type of roofing tile in the Kathmandu Valley is the jhingati, a flat and thick rectangular piece. Jhingatis can still be found on roofs of temples and old buildings. Their durability and strength bear testimony to the quality of workmanship of the artisans. These roofing tiles are now of an average size of 7" X 3.5" X 0.5"; the earlier tiles were smaller in size.

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