Overall: 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 14 x 8.3 x 2.9 cm )
typed: tag found inside of box: "NADEMAN/Collection/73"; "Straw box/Spanish 18th/Healy $3"
Cigar case with exterior of finely woven or inlaid pieces of straw dyed different colors; exposed weaving has faded to brown but weaving not exposed to light maintains blue, green, and red color; inside is lined with pink dyed printed paper.
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.