Width x length: 10.2 x 21.8 cm (4 x 8 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Doum palm (hyphaene thebaica leaf)
Not On View
Rush-work, with fine, regular weave; part of woven border; toe missing. Part of toe strap present.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way