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Catalog Number CAS 2016-0003-0001   CAS 2016-0003-0001; Mat
Category Textiles
Object Name Mat
Culture Polynesian: Fijian (?)
Global Region Oceania
Country Fiji (?)
State/Prov./Dist.
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Wool
Description Polynesian mat woven largely in an under one / over one diagonal plaiting technique; Near edges, warps and wefts are split in half and briefly plaited under four / over four, then under two / over two; Some of the fiber ends are twisted along the ends and braided to form an additional reinforcing band along all four edges; Alternating rows of red and dark blue colored fringe woven along all edges, although these fibers are almost completely worn away; Dark secondary weft fibers are woven in an overlay pattern to form a rectangular border just inside the under four / over four design; Center area of mat is plain, as is the reverse face.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 116.0, Thickness = 0.3, Length = ca. 222.0

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0003-0002   CAS 2016-0003-0002; Mat
Category Textiles
Object Name Mat
Culture Polynesian: Fijian (?)
Global Region Oceania
Country Fiji (?)
State/Prov./Dist.
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Wool
Description Polynesian mat woven largely in an under one / over one diagonal plaiting technique; Near edges, warps and wefts are split in half and briefly plaited under two / over two, followed by a graduated plaiting (under one / over one, under two / over two, up to six), ending in a second series of under two / over two; Some of the fiber ends are twisted along the ends and braided to form an additional reinforcing band along the long edges and all corners; Both short ends of the mat have center edges that are indented, where warps and wefts are turned at the ends to form self selvages; Alternating asymmetrical rows of colored fringe (greens, pinks, grays and black) woven along long edges and all corners, although these fibers are almost completely worn away; Dark fibers are woven into three rows of designs extending the length of the mat; Each of the three rows is unique, although similar to the other two; Parts of two of the three rows include secondary weft fibers creating an overlay pattern; Reverse shows entirety of one design row, partial design of other two.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 118.5, Thickness = 0.4, Length = ca. 226.0
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