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Saltillo sarape

Mexican
mid-19th century


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

126 x 239 cm (49 5/8 x 94 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.410

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool tapestry with diagonal and dovetail joins

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Saltillo sarape with cotton warp, polychrome wool weft; ground of pinkish red, zigzag stripes of green, white, blue, yellow and purple, broken in the center by a large diamond in the same colors; made in two breadths and sewn together down the middle. Central serrate diamond, vertical zigzag and serrate ground, fancy borders. Includes small serrate diamond motifs–quite cunning in appearance.

Provenance

Purchased by Denman Waldo Ross Collection in Mexico, March 1900; gift to the MFA, May 1900

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection