matting

{{11}}matting (1) "process of making mats," 1720, from MAT (Cf. mat) (n.1). Meaning "coarse fabric for mats" is from 1748.
{{12}}matting (2) "ornamental border of a picture," 1864 from verbal derivative of MAT (Cf. mat) (n.2).

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