prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM0001345845179Mat, moe′a ?,of plant fibre, from Tonga; part of the Forster collection (Forster 22; 1886.1.1257)

Plaited mat made of olonga (Pipturus argenteus). Lengths of plant material have been left unplaited at the edges of the mat, and the fibres processed to form a fringe


PRM0001296145179Detail of plant fibre
PRM0001304555179Ashmolean labels
PRM0001296165179Microscope image of mat fibre
PRM0001296175179Microscope image of mat fibre
PRM0001352085179Electron microscope image of mat fibre