Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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plant fiber flower
  • Mexico
  • plant fiber flower, late 1900s–1975
  • Where object was made: Monterrey ?, Mexico
  • plant fiber, paper, wire, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 x 12 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6888

The flower has many petals of light natural colored dried grassy plant fiber. The center is brown. The stem is a wire, sharply curved in on itself and wrapped with a faded green paper. The green grassy plant fiber on the stem was intended as leaves.