Sarape

Mexican
late 19th century


Object Place: possibly San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Dimensions

206 x 109 cm (81 1/8 x 42 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.411

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool tapestry with diagonal and dovetail

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground in heather dark blue, surrounded by a band of darker blue on which are cresent forms in lighter blue, white and touches of yellow; circular medallion in center containing four open flowers in bright red and pink, with green and white foliage; blue woolen warp threads twisted into a fringe made in two breadths and sewn together except for small openings in the middle.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection