Sarape

Native American (Navajo)
1855–1866


Object Place: New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 141.6 x 184.2 cm (55 3/4 x 72 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.1369

Medium or Technique

Wool interlocked tapestry weave

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Striped horizontally red, blue and gray; on broad red stripes, terraced chevrons and crosses. Interlocked tapestry weave with lazy lines. 3-ply Saxony or Zephyr yarns imported from Germany with unravelled yarns, S-spun worsted, predominantly dyed with lac; tassels at four corners with light purple-dyed yarn, probably early aniline purple

Provenance

Acquired by Adelaide Ludlam Waters as a bride at Fort Wingate, New Mexico; given to her daughter Mrs. N.B. Kneass Brooks; inherited by her daughters Mrs. Harold D. Walker and MIss Eleanor W. Brooks; gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harold D. Walker and Miss Eleanor W. Brooks in memory of their mother Mrs. N. B. K. Brooks