Used in the construction of wattle-and-daub buildings (especially peasant cottages), wattle is a basket-like surface of interconnected vertical rows of stakes and horizontal rods, formed along the line of a wall. The wall is then covered with daub to fill in the walls and then coated in limewash.
Related term(s): Daub; Limewash; Thatch; Padstones
Category: Buildings, Goods, and Materials
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 83.