|Type of Object||Hanging|
|Collection||American Decorative Arts Collection|
|Principal Artist||Marlow Woodcuts|
Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs emblem, ca. 1974
Marlow Company, est. 1932
Margaret Lowe Burke created delicate silhouette woodcuts entirely from native Kansas walnut, as well as other designs, such as this Kansas Federation emblem, composed of a variety of woods from all over the world to create unique color harmonizations. Mrs. W. H. von der Heiden, president of the Kansas Federation from 1935-1937, designed the emblem by combining the Kansas State Seal with the conventional sunflower, the State Federation flower.
The state seal woodcuts have been used by Kansas governors as gifts to heads of state when traveling overseas. Although Burke eventually sold the business, later owners continued to produce her trademark patterns.
Burke, Margaret Lowe
|Source||(KS) State Federation|
(KS) State Federation