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Classic Saltillo sarape

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Main field blue and black; zigzag stripes of white and light yellow brown; round medallion in center filled with lines and geometrical forms in red, white, light blue and yellow brown; border of groups of S-shaped and circular forms in same colors, much worn; remains of cotton fringe sewn on...

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

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Mexican, first half 19th century

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205 x 113 cm (80 11/16 x 44 1/2 in.)

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Cotton and wool tapestry with dovetail and diagonal joins


Textiles and Fashion Arts