- Museum number
Mat, worn as a garment made of plaited hibiscus fibre. Deep fringe on the edges.
- Production date
- early 19thC (before 1866)
Length: 182.50 centimetres (unfolded approx)
Width: 154 centimetres (unfolded approx)
- Curator's comments
Tied on handwritten label:
'Rough mat worn / by the natives of the / South Sea Islands.
Captn. Sir E. Home'
Original registration slip:
Samoa. rough shawl-like mat worn by the natives, plaited from the fibre of the Hibiscus with a deep fringe on the edges.
See Turner's Polynesia, p.203
From Kew, Capt.Sir Everard Home. R.N.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1866C1.1987 (old CDMS no.)