Sarape

Mexican
mid to late 19th century


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

241 x 103 cm (94 7/8 x 40 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.50

Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry with diagonal and dovetail joins, patterned with supplementary weft floats

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The ground of the main field is white with black and red threads run through it at intervals. In the middle is a medallion of deep rose color in which are woven geometrical forms with white, blue, yellow and black wool. Around the edge of the medallion is a light green scallop detailed with yellow and pink. On the sides are dentated borders of red with groups of lines in green, yellow, white, pink and black. Across the ends are similar borders, and in addition bands of blue, red, black, green and pink. In the corner of the main field is a conventional flower form.

Provenance

Benjamin Kimball; gift to the MFA, February 1, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of Benjamin Kimball