Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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unfinished mat
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • unfinished mat, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 98 x 66 cm
    Object Length/Width: 38 9/16 x 26 in
  • Gift of James A. Sleeper
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4030

The oval mat has a fringe of long unwoven fibers around the edge. There are concentric ovals of orange, grey, brown and light natural and two bands of openweave.