Record metadata:

Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6638
KeywordsMat
DescriptionA woven fibre mat used for sleeping or sitting. Such mats have been largely replaced by commercially manufactured synthetic fibre mats. 'Renda' refers to the mat being patterned 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
Dimensions226 cm long 94 cm wide
Use status in 2014Used, but nowadays plastic mats are widely used
Materialdeni, 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 titleSchlafmatte, G
NotesIdentified by Joanna Fernandes, Bahatata, Haiconi and at the Community Viewing at Bubuha, Larisula 16/8/2014. Buehler identified this as lubu biti - lubu - tubuk, T = young; ie young fibre mat
Production status in 2014Made rarely
Timorese Language Term/sBiti, M, T

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