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Grass mat

ixsx^ag^ix “grass mat”
Language: Unangam Tunuu (Eastern Aleut dialect)

Woven grass mats helped to make long hours of sitting in a kayak more comfortable. On shore, travelers used mats and their overturned boats to construct temporary shelters.

Culture: Unangax (Aleut)
Region: Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Object Category: Homes
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E168522