The Indigenous Material. Is an adjective meaning ‘originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country’. Indigenous materials, therefore, are materials that are naturally and locally found in a specific place or area.
Some areas are less endowed than others, so indigenous materials vary depending on the geographic features and location and climate condition of a region. These materials in effect become a large influence on the lifestyle and culture of a region’s people overtime with the skills and crafts handed down through generations.