About this object

Woven vegetal fiber mat decorated all over with simple geometric designs in five longitudinal bands of reddish-brown warps. Plaited reddish-brown boarder round the edges. In poor condition, damaged in places.

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
    760 mm x 150 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: 1, Grass mat, from Ashira, Central Africa. Presented by Mr. J.G.C. Harrison. "Lent to the Royal Jubilee Exhibition Liverpool 1887, and received damaged".
  • Related people
    J G C Harrison (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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