Mat Item Number: 2947/1 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Large, finely-woven, tan mat. There are fringe grass borders along two of the mat’s sides. The fringe along one side is accompanied by short, thick, vertical slits towards the middle of the mat. Above this is a decorative border of white stitching. Red strings attach small bundles of dried grass to the mat along this white stitching at regular intervals. Three groupings of red tipped feathers are sewn to the mat towards the middle. One group forms a circle, with their grey-brown insides at the centre and their red tips pointing outwards. There are two stamps in a corner: one is faint and circular, the other is dark and rectangular.