The pottery forms manufactured during the Latte Phase were more robust and less ornate compared to those of the Pre-Latte Phase. Although the latte wares had less aesthetic quality they were more utilitarian. Since this pottery was fired at higher temperatures, some forms could be used for cooking. Pre-latte forms, which contained sand temper. Temper was the material mixed with the clay to give more durability.
Pre-Latte and Latter Pottery on display in our current exhibition.
I Hale’ta: Desde Åntes esta I Mamaila, or, “Our Roots: Past and Future,”
(story reprinted from: I Hinanao-ta: A Pictorial Journey Through Time., 2008)