Rio Grande blanket

Native American, Hispanic
1850–65


Object Place: Rio Grande, Southwest, North America

Dimensions

219 x 115 cm (86 1/4 x 45 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

02.83

Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry weave with diagonal and dovetail joins

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Blanket of purple/red, blue, brown and white; borders of zigzags on sides and stripes on ends; an intricate all-over pattern of diamonds and zigzags; in two breadths; formerly darned in the center, patch now removed. All-over Saltillo sarape pattern–overall serrate motifs.

Provenance

Collection of Denman Waldo Ross; gift to the MFA, May 10, 1902

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection