Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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straw cushion
  • Asia
  • straw cushion, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Asia
  • straw, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 14.5 x 19 x 34 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 11/16 x 7 1/2 x 13 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Allen Phillips
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3205

The rectangular block of straw is wrapped with a medium brown woven basketry cover. The cover is broken revealing the straw block. There is a black band that is visible in some places, but the overall pattern cannot be distinguished.