Mat Seat


From: Borneo | Sarawak

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P195
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Iban
Provenience Borneo | Sarawak
Date Made Before 1897
Section Oceanian
Materials Peel | Wool (uncertain) | Glass

Mat seat. Tekai Burit. Rectangular, with pointed top. Rattan peel, woven in pattern of dark and light triangles, with, at the top, a 3-tier stepped figure. Top is edged with strips of red cloth, over which are sewn bands of black and yellow beadwork. At point a tassel of yellow and black beads. Ties of twisted red cloth. Worn by men, suspended from the waist at back, ready to sit on in the forest.

Length 51 cm
Width 30 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

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