wt15: Ceremonial Sitting Mat.
Maloh Dayak. Central Kalimantan, Borneo Island, Indonesia.
Rattan, trade cloth, glass seed beads, shells. brass discs. H: 19.5" (49.5 cm), W: 10" (25.4 cm). Early 20th century.
Worn around the waist to provide a convenient mat when sitting. Decorated mats like this example were worn only during ceremonies.

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