The Talan was an open platform built in a mallorn of Lorien as a living place for the Elves. It was reached by a ladder through a hole in its center. A light screen could be fixed to any side of the platform to block the wind.

In the Caras Galadhon, these flets also functioned as the floor of the place in which the Fellowship first met Galadriel and Celeborn.

These were called in Westron (and English) flets. The Sindarin plural of Talan was probably telain.