板瓦 bǎnwǎ

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Terms

  • plate tiles (preferred) (English)1
  • 板瓦 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 板瓦 (Simplified Chinese)
  • bǎnwǎ (Pinyin)
  • pan-wa (Wade-Giles)
  • plate tile; plank tile (lit.) (English)
  • flat tiles (English)2

Note

Roof tile of shallow concave shape; can serve as a gutter tile or a covering tile. Eaves tiles of this type have an overhanging lip to allow water to drip away from the bottom edge. These are categorized according to decorative treatment of the lip. The two most common types are the chongchun banwa 重唇板瓦 (lit. multi-lipped plate tile) and huatou banwa 華頭板瓦 (lit. flower/ornamented head plate tile) (ATTCAT 2018)

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  • 1 ATTCAT 2018Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 FU, Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 391.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: Roofing Tiles

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Entry Title: 板瓦 bǎnwǎ

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  • Data entry CHEN Yiyang

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