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Saltillo sarape

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Serape (Shoulder blanket). Two panels, sewn together. Aggregate diamond medallion on field of zig-zag stripes; solid color bands at ends; colors: red, blue, green, brown, white, yellow. Warp ends knotted as fringe. Wool weft, cotton warp. Condition: some spots, stains.


Collected in 1870 by Annie Lawrence Rotch (Mrs. Horatio Lamb) in Mexico; Misses Aimee and Rosamond Lamb; gift to the MFA, February 20, 1980

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

Mexican, 1850–70

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234 x 112 cm (92 1/8 x 44 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton tapestry with diagonal and dovetail joins


Textiles and Fashion Arts