Mat Item Number: B102 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Mat in a shield shape made of black and natural rattan to form a geometric design that consists of two wide, vertical bands of a plain zig zag on a black background. Appliqued red fabric along the diagonal sides that converge to a point with a heavily beaded panel in the space between. Beaded panel has a geometric design that consists of an open yellow diamond shape that has black shapes around a red diamond shape within while three white, black, and red diamond shapes are equally spaced around the bottom where there is a beaded fringe of the same colours. Blue, red, and white beads border the upper portion of the beaded panel. Two tooth-like objects are attached near the point.

Cultural Context

Used by a chief to sit on