Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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woven picture frame
  • unknown maker from the Marshall Islands
  • woven picture frame, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Marshall Islands
  • pandanus leaves, cowrie shells, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 30.5 x 23.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 x 9 1/4 in
  • Gift of David and Mary Johnson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3978

The square weaving of pandanus leaves, left a light natural color, has a square inset to hold an image. There is a rosette of cowrie shells at each corner of the inset. The weaving around the inset is more open, with a row of cowrie shells in the middle and another at the edge.

There is a loop for hanging.