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Mat fala

Mat fala

Place: Tonga
Category: Ritual

leaf strips, Tonga, l. 192 cm, w. 134 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 9

Forster Register C.26: ‘a mat’

The mat is similar in weave and motif to the Göttingen mat Oz 141. It features alternating light brown and unpatterned, and dark brown patterned diagonals. (cf. Kaeppler 1978a: 217) Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger

Source

Kaeppler, Adrienne L, ‘Artificial Curiosities’ Being An Exposition of Native Manufactures Collected on the Three Pacific Voyages of Captain James Cook RN [Exhibition catalogue], Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, 1978a.

Related artefacts

Mat ta’ovala, Inv. Oz 141