– ART PRINT BY DAWN LEE REYES
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Building Latte The top part of the Latte is called the Tasa, and the pillar or base is called the Haligi. Latte were quarried out of limestone by fire and then by a complicated process of chipping and lifting the parts out of the pit. It is thought that the larger pieces were then moved by using leverage and a bipod. Some of the smaller pieces could be lifted by a single person or maybe a team of persons working together. It is theorized that the rounded shape of the Tasa allowed for rocking during an earthquake and the shape made it difficult for animals to crawl up and enter the dwelling.