This long slender mat was plaited in two sections then joined down the centre. There is lattice openwork at either end with fringing along the sides.
Mats of various sizes and types were woven by women for multiple uses, such as a seat, a garment, a sling or a sleeping mat. They also had value as items of exchange and were used in ritual contexts. At large ritual gatherings hundreds of mats could be exchanged.
Similar example in the Quai Branly 71.1900.41.6