Woven mats

Unknown Maker
Eleven circular mats made of plant fibre woven around a central stem. Made of rafia palm leaves and vegetable dye called feifei. Basic colours are red/brown, green and black.
Five small mats, three medium and two large mats.
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Object detail

Natural fibre wrapped around a cane[?] centre.
.1; diameter; 150mm (5 7/8")
.2; diameter; 160mm (6 5/16")
.3; diameter; 157mm (6 3/16")
.4; diameter; 135mm (5 5/16")
.5; diameter; 150mm (5 7/8")
.6; diameter; 215mm (8 7/16")
.7; diameter; 215mm (8 7/16")
.8; diameter; 218mm (8 9/16")
.9; diameter; 255mm (10 1/16")
.10; diameter; 360mm (14 3/16")
.11; diameter; 280mm (11")
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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