Sarape

Mexican
1890s


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

117 x 218 cm (46 1/16 x 85 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.49

Medium or Technique

Saltillo style sarape of wool and cotton tapestry with diagonal joins; silk velvet with silk floss appliqué embroidery, silver-colored woven trim and spangles, and silver-colored closures and chain

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Saltillo style sarape with a white mainfield powdered with red and black dots. Around four sides is a border of zig-zag lines of green, red, pink, yellow, brown, blue and white. A medallion like the border is covered with a piece of velvet embroidered with roses in white and tan color. Three silver clasps of a …..? design fasten the opening in the middle of the serape, and at each end of the opening is an owl’s head in silver from which hang two short pieces of chain.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Benjamin Kimball