Mat

1966.1.416

Category
Creation Date
1931 – 1955
Materials
Dimensions

The mat measures 62 x 40 inches.

Description
"Mat Rug. This large rectangular mat is made from cedar bark in medium golden brown with dark brown cedar bark woven in to form a checkerboard design. When the white man came, he found that cedar bark was used in clothing, bedding, and as we would use a table cloth. These mats are now mostly made by Indians across the straits from Neah Bay, Washington. They are sold to tourist for rugs and wall hangings. The Indians themselves used the mostly on their tables."

Related People and Organizations
Helbing, Cleora

Contact the Pope County Historical Society for more information