Mat Seat


From: Borneo | Sarawak | Silat River

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P196
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Madang
Provenience Borneo | Sarawak | Silat River
Date Made Before 1897
Section Oceanian
Materials Peel | Plant Fiber

Mat seat. Tabit. Rectangular, with pointed top. Light and dark strips of rattan peel woven in pattern of vertical stripes with vertical rows of short cross-bars in between; pattern is interrupted and offset, about 2/3 of way up. Light-colored, twisted ties. Worn by men, suspended from the waist at back, ready to sit on in the forest.

Length 46 cm
Width 28 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

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