Sun-dried unburned clay or earth building-brick or -block (clay-bat) made with straw, found in England, Spain, and Latin America, The Netherlands, the southern USA, the Middle East (e.g. high-rise buildings in Yemen), bronze-age Mesopotamia, Africa, etc. Compare cob, pisé de terre, and tabia.
Bourgeois (1989);Davey (1961);Dethier (1983);Romero & Larkin (1994)
Subjects: Art & Architecture