bousillage

bousillage, bouzillage

A mixture of clay and Spanish moss or clay and grass; used as a plaster to fill the spaces between structural framing; particularly found in French Vernacular architecture of Louisiana of the early 1700s. A series of wood bars (barreaux), set between the posts, helped to hold the plaster in place. Bousillage, molded into bricks, was also used as infilling between posts; then called briquette-entre-poteaux. Also see pierrotage.
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The central house is constructed of hand-hewn, heart-of-cypress timbers and walls of brick-like bousillage.