Pandanus leaf (veveo-mamariri)

Production date
1989
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
A bundle of three leaf strips folded in half and tied with a piece of string.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander raw material
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Measurements
Weight:19g
Length:420mm
Width:180mm
Media/Materials description
Dry Pandanus Leaf
History and use
Pandanus leaves are sliced into narrow strips and used to weave baskets and mats. The traditional name for this type of pandanus leaf is veveo-mamariri (dry leaf). Three types of pandanus are used for weaving 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.
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QE25611

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