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Saltillo sarape

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Saltillo sarape of two panels stitched together at the middle; serrated diamond in the center on concentric diamonds of red alternating with light blue, green, dark blue and gold; field patterned with vertical bands of small diamonds and zig-zags in pinks, reds, white and blues, red side borders.

Provenance

MIss Amelia Elizabeth White; gift to the MFA, November 17, 1937

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia Elizabeth White

Mexican, third quarter 19th century

Object Place

Mexico

Dimensions

Overall: 241.3 x 129.5 cm (95 x 51 in.)

Accession Number

37.1181

Medium or Technique

Polychrome wool wefts and 2-ply cotton warp, probably hand or reel spun; tapestry and dovetail joins; original warp edge missing, warps reworked into looped and knotted fringe

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes