Woven mat

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-272196

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

Descriptive Terms

trivets
mats (furniture coverings)
leaf (plant material)
Trivet

Inscription

"40" (written on tiny white paper label inserted into the weaving on the bottom side)

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

10 1/8 x 10 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3683

Reference Notes

Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Vol. II, No.1 - Google Books