‘Everybody like this house. They say, “Boy, look at a little doll house”,’ says Rosemary James proudly as she invites us into her brightly painted home on Roseau’s King George Vth Street. Her style of Ti kai is quite rare in Dominica, for its short gable-end is the side of the house that faces the road – giving the appearance of a small, single room dwelling. Yet, as her adult son says: ‘It goes right in, it is long,’
, extending back in an elongated rectangular form. James’ home is reminiscent of traditional houses throughout the Francophone Caribbean – the Ti kai...
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Ti Kai Map
Nearby Ti Kais
Sylavain ‘Watchie’ Parillon