prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM0001337205179Mat, of pandanus, from Tonga; part of the Forster collection (Forster 53; 1886.1.1176)

Plaited mat made from strips of pandanus leaf. Black-dyed strips have been used to create a geometric design over roughly half the surface. There are three finished edges, and one cut. The strips on the cut edge have been bound with plant fibre cord to prevent them from unravelling


PRM0001298925179Detail of surface
PRM0001298935179Ashmolean labels