Saltillo sarape

Mexican
1850–70


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

223 x 121 cm (87 13/16 x 47 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1980.67

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton tapestry with diagonal and dovetail

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sarape made of two panels, sewn together. Scalloped medallion with zig-zag stripes in white, red, green, blue on charcoal/brown background; field with white diamond and zig-zag stripes on checkered brown/blue background; small floral motif on side and end borders; solid bands at ends. Warp ends knotted as fringe. Wool weft, cotton warp.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb