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Saltillo sarape

Saltillo sarape with white ground covered with small red spots; red diamond in center on which are spots and zigzag lines in pink, blue, green, and white of superfine wool probably merino; on the sides, loose cotton warp threads at ends; made in two lengths and sewed together. Simple borders.


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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Medium or Technique

3-ply white cotton warps and polychrome wool wefts, tapestry weave, diagonal joins


Textiles and Fashion Arts