Bundle of narrow leaf strips, some of which are dyed green. Tied in the middle with a further strip of pandanus.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander raw material
History and use
Pandanus leaves are used for weaving baskets and mats in Vanuatu. Three types of pandanus are used on the island of Pentecost: veveo-bita, veveo-meto, and veveo-damwemwe. The method of preparation varies for each.
This item is part of Alice Hunai’s collection of Vanuatu material culture, created in the 1980s.