Mat Seat


From: Borneo | Sarawak

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P185C
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Kenyah
Provenience Borneo | Sarawak
Date Made Before 1897
Section Oceanian
Materials Peel | Cotton

Mat seat. Tabit Song. Small rectangular mat with pointed top, herringbone weave in natural and dark brown rattan peel. Overall pattern of a geometric figure, repeated with only slight variation in vertical and horizontal lines. Worn by men, suspended from the waist at back, ready to sit on in the forest.

Length 41 cm
Width 23 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

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