Straw work has been done for centuries by many peoples in many lands. Many African people make bracelets out of native grasses. In Japan, slippers and religious symbols are made with rice straw. Certain European countries have a tradition of making straw hats and lace. Ornaments originally made with straw to ensure a good harvest and to keep the spirits of the grain have become decorations of thanksgiving and blessing. Some designs have a long history, some have been newly designed.
These wheat straw weavings carried by the museum are made by straw artist Felice A. Goering under the name: The “Flea” Market. Goering is a local Kansas artist in Moundridge, making each unique design meticulously by hand. We carry only a few (usually only one) of each design at a time, and each style has a unique price, so be sure to select the exact design you are wanting to purchase.
While we carefully package and mark every package with wheat weaving, please note that these beautiful works of art are extremely fragile and we are not responsible for any damage that may occur in transit.
Availability of your chosen design isn’t guaranteed. If your chosen design is no longer available, a museum staff member will contact you with alternate options. There may be minor variations – such as ribbon color – from the pictured design.