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Saltillo sarape

Saltillo sarape with cotton warp, polychrome wool weft; ground of pinkish red, zigzag stripes of green, white, blue, yellow and purple, broken in the center by a large diamond in the same colors; made in two breadths and sewn together down the middle. Central serrate diamond, vertical zigzag...

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

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Mexican, mid-19th century

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Cotton and wool tapestry with diagonal and dovetail joins


Textiles and Fashion Arts