Mat Making

Mat Making

Category: Household Arts

Level: Level 2

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Originating Institution: South Pacific Division: SPD


1.      In your culture name the materials which are used in mat making.
2.      Explain and demonstrate how to prepare this material.
3.      Name plants that can be used for making dyes in your culture. Tell where they come from and how to prepare them for dying.
4.      Show how to use native and synthetic dyes in dyeing mat making material.
5.      Make two mats showing two different types of weaving. One of the mats must have a reasonably fine weave.