from notes archived at Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawai'i
The mats that are brought to a wedding by the girl's family go to that of the boy's and vice versa. There is a leader in each group, a woman who superintends their distribution. She allots the number which are to go to the couple, usually from one to five, the mats for the chief or any high person who receives a present for his rank, the mats for the father, the mother, the grandfathers, and the grandmothers, and so along the line of close relatives and the close friends to whom the family is indebted for past services and who help at the wedding. Not everyone who brings a mat receives one back again. Perhaps the leader of a party who brings a white mat, but not the others who bring floor mats.
A member of the family who is asked to the wedding will lead a group of her relatives, or ask someone to do it for her. This leader will have to bring a white mat, and when they go to the wedding she will head the file as they present their mats, carrying the white mat and each other member of the party will bring floor mats.
According to this informant all the women who brought white mats will leave them, but in time they will go back to the family and faksoro these back or at least another. Some will take home a white mat of the boy's family in exchange.
faksoro = to beg, beseech