Summary

This mat by Hazel Naborlhborlh has been twined with an equally balanced sequence of circular bands of dyed and undyed pandanus, with approximately ten rows of twining in each band. The finishing edge on the mat is three strand twining. During missionary times pandanus mats were made flat, not conical, in order to render them more saleable in the south. Early mats were twined with plain pandanus but later in the 1950's when colour appeared in baskets it would have also been used in mats.

Hazel Naborlhborlh often helps her mother Diane Narorrga with pandanus work.

Physical Description

Mat, twined, with circular bands dyed pandanus (purple, pink, white, orange and black) and undyed pandanus.

Local Name

marebu

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