About this object

Large plaited palm leaf travelling mat with brown coloured carrying ties affixed to one end. Plain and undyed except for the decorative boarder strip running round the edges of the mat, which is black with red-ochre and plain triangular motifs.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
    Hausa
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Nigeria
  • Date made
    1860 before
  • Materials
    Raffia, pigment
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Selim Aga, 1860
  • Collector
    Selim Aga
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa: Nigeria
  • Date collected
    1857 - 1860
  • Measurements
    978 mm x 1944 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: Mat. [similar basic design to 20.11.60.5, which is described as "Mat Tabeerma or country mat constituting the bed, seat, and travelling equipages of West Central African’s in general."]
  • Related people
    Selim Aga (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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