Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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one of a set of three placemats
  • Country Unknown
  • one of a set of three placemats, 1900s
  • plant fiber, thread, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 42 x 28 cm
    Object Length/Width: 16 9/16 x 11 in
  • Gift of Dr. Lucy J. McAllister
  • Not on display
  • C2017.028.01
Description

Rectangular placemat made from thin strips of plant fiber, possibly bamboo or a similar material. The plant fibers are arranged in bands of undyed tan and dark teal and woven together with threads that are dyed orange and black, giving an overall plaid-like design.