A large, iron chandelier hung from the rafters of an A-frame roof high above.
The ceilings have the representation of beams and rafters cut in the rock.
They are enlarged replicas of the primeval wooden hut described above, having rafters with their upper ends crossed; thatched or shingled roof; boarded floors, and logs laid on the roof-ridge at right angles for the purpose of binding the ridge and the rafters firmly together.
To secure the greatest possible influx of light, some horticulturists recommend curvilinear roofs; but the superiority of these is largely due to the absence of rafters, which may also be dispensed with in plain roofs.
The bazaars are miserable structures, covered with mats laid on rafters of date trees.