prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM0001294995179Mat, of pandanus, from Tonga; part of the Forster collection (Forster 55; 1886.1.1174)

Large fine mat plaited from strips of pandanus leaf. which average 2 mm in width. One long side is fringed, with additional sections of pandanus leaf added and held in place by a cord of plant fibre. The 'fringe' on the opposite side appears to be the result of the mat having been cut, with resulting unraveling.


  PRM0001295045179Back of mat
PRM0001298845179Detail of surface
PRM0001296255179Detail of fringe binding
PRM0001298805179Forster and Ashmolean labels