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There are various sources of indigenous knowledge. Novels can be considered as one source of indigenous knowledge. In this paper, several examples of indigenous knowledge which are extracted from Indonesian novels, will be described. Most of the indigenous knowledge being discussed in this paper represents environmental knowledge with its various scales of abstraction. Example of indigenous knowledge derived from the field of architecture such as how the building interacts with the nature will be further explained. It is hoped, that this paper, will uncover the fertility of novels in terms of indigenous knowledge which can become inspiration in the field of architecture.
Keywords: novels, indigenous knowledge, environmental knowledge.
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