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Registration Number: QE4673.2

Name or Title: Mat binding strip

Brief Description: Mat, plaited pandanus leaf strips, black dyed geometric pattern

Collection: Oceanic Anthropology

Production Place: Australia

Production Date: Sep 1915

Materials: Pandanus leaf

Measurement : Dia.117m, W.12

State/Province: Queensland

Country: Australia

History and Use: This strip of pandanus leaf is used to tie a rolled mat for storage or transport. It was made in Australia by a person from Masig (Yorke) Island in the Torres Strait, and donated to the Queensland Museum in 1915 by Edward B Connolly, who was a teacher on Masig at the time.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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