Mat Seat


From: Borneo | Sarawak | Silat River

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P197
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Madang
Provenience Borneo | Sarawak | Silat River
Date Made Before 1897
Section Oceanian
Materials Clouded Leopard Skin | Cone Shell | Metal

Mat seat. Tabit Kuleh. Mat seat made of the skin of a Clouded Leopard, At tip, a conus shell disk, secured by a cord looped over a short stick in back. Light colored twisted fiber strings. Worn by men, suspended from the waist at back, ready to sit on in the forest.

Length 46.5 cm
Width 28.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

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