Record metadata:

Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6185
KeywordsPossibly a template for weaving mats with decorative borders.
DescriptionThis object was not widely recognised. It is possible that this was a template for weaving mats with decorative borders. See IIc 6638 for an example of a mat with a decorative border.
Creator of ObjectPresumed Makasae people
Date CreatedPre August 1935
Place CreatedPresumed Baguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
Object TypeDomestic object
Dimensions20 cm high 20.5 cm wide
Use status in 2014Not used
MaterialPalm fibres, deni, M , hedan, T (Pandanus fascicularis, L.)
TechniqueHand woven
Institution/Holder: objectMuseum der Kulturen Basel
CollectorDr Alfred B├╝hler
Date CollectedAugust 1935
Place CollectedBaguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
File CopyrightMuseum der Kulturen Basel. Photograph taken by Joanna Barrkman, 2014
MKB/Buehler object titleVorlage, G bitiunda, M
NotesThis object was not widely recognised.
Production status in 2014Not made, however fibre mats continue to be woven.
Timorese Language Term/sBiti unda, tiki-tiki renda, M

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