Saltillo sarape

Mexican
Early to mid-19th century


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

199 x 111 cm (78 3/8 x 43 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.51

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton tapestry with diagonal and interlock joins

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White ground powdered with red spots. In the middle is a medallion of zig-zag shaded lines woven with different shades of green, violet, red, white, black and brown. On the sides are shaded, dentated borders. Across the ends are bands of brown, violet, yellow, and black. The brown bands are detailed with shaded motives.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Benjamin Kimball