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Mat Seat

Object Number:P197
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Borneo
Silat River
Date Made: Before 1897
Materials:Clouded Leopard Skin
Cone Shell
Length: 46.5 cm
Width: 28.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rain Forest (Furness, Hiller, Harrison Borneo Collection) (25 Feb 1989 - 01 Jul 1990) View Objects in Exhibition

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