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Mat made of twisted strands of fibre knotted in loops. This technique is primarily used for the manufacture of mesh bags. The purpose of this item is unknown. The object comes from the Robert Beirer collection from Sipplingen, who worked as a stores assistant for the German New Guinea Company at the end of the 19th century and sold a large collection to the Museum für Natur- und Völkerkunde in Freiburg.

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