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Plant Fiber

Works of Art (44)

Bark Painting, 1940s–50s, Ingura people, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia, Bark, paint (1979.206.1462)
Barkcloth Panel (Masi Kesa), late 19th–early 20th century, Naitauba, Lau Islands, Fiji, Barkcloth, pigment (1977.395.5)
Barkcloth Panel (Masi Kesa), mid- to late 19th century, Fiji, Barkcloth, pigment (1990.333.9)
Barkcloth Panel (Siapo), early 20th century, Samoa, Barkcloth, pigment (1978.412.1702)
Basket (Egadakua), late 19th–early 20th century, Nauruan people, Nauru, Caroline Islands, Pandanus leaves, fiber, shark's teeth (1983.545.1)
Basket (Jawun), 19th–early 20th century, Northeastern Queensland, Australia, Fiber, paint (1978.412.775)
Beaded Belts, 19th–20th century, South Africa; Zulu peoples, Cloth, glass beads, leather, metal (1999.47.102), Fiber, glass beads, brass beads, leather, basketry, cloth (1984.512.4)
Board for ruling paper, 17th–18th century, Iran or Turkey, Cotton twine and ink on paper (1973.1)
Bracelet, late 19th–early 20th century, Nauruan people, Nauru, Caroline Islands, Fiber, coral beads, traces of feathers (1983.545.26)
Buddha of Medicine Bhaishajyaguru (Yaoshi fo), Yuan dynasty, ca. 1319, Shanxi Province, China, Water-based pigment over foundation of clay mixed with straw (65.29.2)
Carrying Bowl (Finola), 19th century, Kaniet Islands, Wood, fiber (1985.317.18)
Ceremonial container, mid-20th century, Indonesia (Papua Province), Asmat people, Wood, paint, fiber, cassowary quills, seeds, feathers (2009.502.1)
Dress Mat (Jaki-ed, In, or Nieded), late 19th–early 20th century, Marshallese people, Marshall Islands, Pandanus leaves, hibiscus fiber (1983.545.36)
Drum (Pahu), early 19th century, Austral Islands, possibly Ra'ivavae, Wood, sharkskin, fiber (1978.412.720)
Drum, mid-20th century, Carved by Omas, New Guinea, Papua Province, Asmat people, Pomatsj River, Sauwa village, Wood, lizard skin, paint, fiber (1978.412.962)
Eharo Mask, early 20th century, Elema people, Orokolo village, eastern Papuan Gulf region, Papua New Guinea, Barkcloth, cane, paint (1978.412.725)
Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo, Wood, horns, raffia fiber, cotton cloth, feather, metal, sacrificial material (1978.412.489)
Fan (Drel or Ral), late 19th–early 20th century, Marshallese people, Marshall Islands, Pandanus leaves, hibiscus fiber (1983.545.5)
Fiddle (Enserunai or Ensuranai), 19th century, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak, Sadong River, Iban people, Wood, coconut shell, hide, fiber (89.4.2365)
Flat cane shield with iron struts, possibly 14th–16th century, Tibetan, Cane, iron, and brass (2001.55)
Floral collar from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Papyrus, olive leaves, persea leaves, cornflowers, blue lotus petals, Picris flowers, nightshade berries, faience, linen (09.184.214)

Floral collar from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Papyrus, olive leaves, cornflowers, linen (09.184.215)

Floral collar from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Papyrus, olive leaves, persea leaves, nightshade berries, celery (?), faience, linen dyed red (09.184.216)
Gourd Drum (Ipu Hula or Ipu Heke), 19th century, Hawai'i, Gourd, barkcloth, fiber (89.4.754)
Hanging, 7th–9th century, Peru; Wari, Cotton, camelid hair, feathers (1979.206.467)
Janus-Faced Headdress, 19th–20th century, Boki peoples; Nigeria, Wood, cotton, metal, cane, pigment (1987.284)
Lidded Basket (Igiseke), 20th century, Rwanda; Tutsi peoples, Dryed grass (1978.412.326a,b)
Lidded Basket (Igiseke), 20th century, Rwanda; Tutsi peoples, Dryed grass (1978.412.327a,b)
Lidded Basket, ca. 1990s, Beauty Nxgongo, South Africa; Zulu, Ilala palm fiber (2000.441a,b)
Man's Sash (Tor), late 19th–early 20th century, Pohnpei, Caroline Islands, Banana fiber, trade yarn (1982.351)
Mask (Buk, Krar, or Kara), mid- to late 19th century, Torres Strait Islander people, Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait, Australia, Turtle shell, wood, fiber, feathers, shell (1978.412.1510)
Mask, late 19th–early 20th century, Probably Nissan Island, northern Solomon Islands, Barkcloth, wood, bamboo, paint (1978.412.1518)
Memorial Head, 17th century, Ghana; Akan, Twifo region, Hemang city, Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments (1978.412.563)
Midsummer Night #10, 1991, Marcos Grigorian (Armenian-Iranian, born Russia), Straw compound on canvas
Mummy Mask, Roman period, ca. 60–70, Egyptian; Probably from Meir, Painted plaster, cartonnage (linen and gesso), and plant fibers (19.2.6)
Pandharpuri tambura, 19th century, India, Gourd, wood, bone, ivory (1994.498)
Panel, early–mid-20th century, Rwanda or Burundi; Tutsi peoples, Woven grass and black reed fibers (2011.6)
Ritual Board (Wenena Gerua), ca. 1950, Siane people, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea, Wood, paint, feathers, fiber (1978.412.741)
Sash (Lafi), late 19th–early 20th century, Probably Futuna Island, Wallis and Futuna, Barkcloth, pigment (1979.206.1777)
Screen (Insika), early–mid-20th century, Rwanda or Burundi; Tutsi peoples, Cane, reed fibers, and natural black dye (2010.127)
Screen (Inyeqamo), ca. 1940,Rwanda or Burundi; Tutsi peoples, Fiber and natural black dye (2007.186)
Shield (Grere'o [?]), early to mid-19th century, Solomon Islands, shield: probably New Georgia or Guadalcanal Island, inlay: possibly Santa Isabel Island, Fiber, parinarium nut paste, chambered nautilus shell, pigment (1978.412.730)
Side Blown Trumpet, late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Wood, shell, hair, fiber (1980.262)
Sofa, ca. 1898, Ernest F. Hagen (German), New York City, Mahogany, cane (61.254)
Untitled, 1970s, Marcos Grigorian (Armenian-Iranian, born Russia), Straw on mixed-media compound on canvas (2012.356)
Water Drum, 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Mindimbit village, Iatmul people, Wood, fiber (1979.206.1627)