Saltillo sarape

Mexican
1850–70


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

234 x 112 cm (92 1/8 x 44 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1980.66

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton tapestry with diagonal and dovetail joins

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Serape (Shoulder blanket). Two panels, sewn together. Aggregate diamond medallion on field of zig-zag stripes; solid color bands at ends; colors: red, blue, green, brown, white, yellow. Warp ends knotted as fringe. Wool weft, cotton warp. Condition: some spots, stains.

Provenance

Collected in 1870 by Annie Lawrence Rotch (Mrs. Horatio Lamb) in Mexico; Misses Aimee and Rosamond Lamb; gift to the MFA, February 20, 1980

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb