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Mat Seat

Object Number:P199
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Borneo
Date Made: Before 1897
Wool (uncertain)
Length: 50.8 cm
Width: 38.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898


Mat seat, Tekai [tikai] burit. Rattan peel, rectangular with pointed top. Pattern of dark and light triangles. Pointed top edged with strips of bright red fabric, over which are sewn broad bands of beadwork with aso design in yellow on black and fringes of small red, yellow and black beads at the ends. At center top a disc of white glazed porcelain. 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


[Article] Davenport, William H. "Selections from the Exhibition: The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rainforest". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 30. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 38 (e)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] McDougall, William, and Hose, Charles. 1912. The Pagan Tribes of Borneo.. London. Macmillan and Company. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Vol. II, Plate 169View Objects related to this Type Citation

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