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Mat made of diagonally plaited light yellow leaf strips, by alternately placing one stripe with the glazed side of the leaf up and the other with the unglazed side up.

Mat kie efu

leaf strips, possibly pandanus, Tonga, l. 250 cm, w. 168 cm, Inv. Oz 144

A piece of very fine matting with a fringed border made of light brown plantain leaf fibres.

Mat

lauhala (pandanus) fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 102/109 cm, w. 163/160 cm, Inv. Oz 148

 piece of very fine matting made of light brown plantain leaf fibres.

Mat

purau (Hibiscus tiliaceus) fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 123, w. 150 cm, Inv. Oz 422

A piece of very fine matting made of light brown plantain leaf fibres.

Mat

possibly banana (mei’a) fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 112 cm, w. 163 cm, Inv. Oz 423

A piece of very fine matting with a fringed border, made of light brown plantain leaf fibres.

Mat

lauhala (pandanus) fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 158/157 cm, w. 186/165 cm, Inv. Oz 424

Mat made of light and dark brown plaited flax strips, with an alternation of different geometric patterns.

Mat

leaf strips, pandanus type (probably kie), Tonga, l. 130 cm, w. 126 cm, Inv. Oz 533

Long narrow piece of striped and chequered black and white matting made of ight and dark brown plaited flax strips.

Section of a mat

leaf strips, Tonga, l. 152 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 52