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small mat
  • Country Unknown
  • small mat, late 1800s–2007
  • reed, wool yarn, cotton, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 13 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/8 x 5 5/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3319

The small square mat has a base of reeds, and woolen yarns woven through as a decoration. It has a light natural field of reeds and red cotton edging. The light natural square in the center is outlined with blue and red. There is a blue diamond on each side of the square and a thin blue outline for the band. The next band is outlined in red with two red triangles on each side. The next band is outlined with blue with three blue triangles.