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Ethnology of Tokelau Islands

Figure 16.—Dwelling-house framework. a, end view; b, side view: 1, supporting post (pou); 2, tie-beam plate (sasanga); 3, tie beam (utupotu); 4, principal rafter (kasomatua); 5, ridgepole (kaukau); 6, upper purlin (talava or saialoa); 7, middle purlin (palekaso); 8, lower purlin (palelau); 9, thatch rafter (tamakaso); 10, upper ridgepole (taufufu); 11, end purlin (utupotu tala); 12, log retaining wall around floor (palepale); 13, end eave batten (palelau)

Figure 16.—Dwelling-house framework. a, end view; b, side view: 1, supporting post (pou); 2, tie-beam plate (sasanga); 3, tie beam (utupotu); 4, principal rafter (kasomatua); 5, ridgepole (kaukau); 6, upper purlin (talava or saialoa); 7, middle purlin (palekaso); 8, lower purlin (palelau); 9, thatch rafter (tamakaso); 10, upper ridgepole (taufufu); 11, end purlin (utupotu tala); 12, log retaining wall around floor (palepale); 13, end eave batten (palelau).

Figure 16.—Dwelling-house framework. a, end view; b, side view: 1, supporting post (pou); 2, tie-beam plate (sasanga); 3, tie beam (utupotu); 4, principal rafter (kasomatua); 5, ridgepole (kaukau); 6, upper purlin (talava or saialoa); 7, middle purlin (palekaso); 8, lower purlin (palelau); 9, thatch rafter (tamakaso); 10, upper ridgepole (taufufu); 11, end purlin (utupotu tala); 12, log retaining wall around floor (palepale); 13, end eave batten (palelau).