Saltillo sarape

Mexican
early 19th century


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

202 x 113 cm (79 1/2 x 44 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1980.68

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton tapestry with diagonal and dovetail joins

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sarape (Shoulder blanket). Two panels, sewn together. Centermost pink diamond, blue/white concentric diamond medallion of light/dark fringe, blue zig-zag stripes on white background. Warp ends knotted as fringe. Wool weft, cotton. Condition: some areas of reweaving, holes, stains; green tape on selvedges.

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