They are large buildings, serving as collective housing for several families, and may reach 40 m in length. They are built through joint effort over one week, with a wooden structure and bamboo and straw cover or palm leaves. They can last 15 years. They have no internal divisions or windows, only a few doors.
References and notes
- COP8/MOP3, 16 March 2003. Amanhã, cerimônia ao pôr do sol inaugura ocas Xavante, by Marina Koçouski.
- Arte Indígena