About this object

Finely woven vegetal fiber mat decorated all over with complex geometric designs in plain fiber tones and continuing in four longitudinal bands in brown and black. Decorative boarder lashing round the edges in alternate lines of plain and black.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
    Eshira
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Central Africa: Gabon
  • Date made
    1879 before
  • Materials
    Vegetal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of J. G. C. Harrison, 1879
  • Collector
    J G C Harrison
  • Place collected
    Africa: Central Africa: Gabon
  • Date collected
    1879 before
  • Measurements
    945 mm x 1525 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: 1, Grass mat, from Ashira, Central Africa. Presented by Mr. J.G.C. Harrison.
  • Related people
    J G C Harrison (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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