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tuli (pandanus leaf fiber mat)
  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • tuli (pandanus leaf fiber mat), late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • pandanus leaf fiber, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 111 x 37 cm
    Object Length/Width: 43 11/16 x 14 9/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2842
Label Text

The long rectangular mat is made from pandanus leaves placed next to each other. The leaves appear to be folded over at one end for a double thickness, which is sewn together at one long side of the mat with a string of twisted plant fiber.