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Woven mat

2006.44.3683 (RS171071)

Description

Small octagonal shaped woven mat made of leaf fibers from Hawaii. Traditional weaving techniques were used to create the checked pattern, with the ends of the leaves twisted and woven back into the body of the mat. Mats like this were widely available in Hawaii for the tourist market.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"40" (written on tiny white paper label inserted into the weaving on the bottom side)
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
leaf (plant material)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
leaf (plant material)
mats (furniture coverings)
Trivet
trivets
Dimensions
10 1/8 x 10 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3683
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
272196
Reference Notes
Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Vol. II, No.1 - Google Books

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