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Saltillo Sarape

c. 1840–60
Overall: 200.7 x 106.7 cm (79 x 42 in.)
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Saltillo sarapes (wearing blankets) are prized for their design, color, and technical refinement.

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The sarape (wearing blanket) is a classic Mexican men’s garment that became a symbol of national identity and pride after Mexico achieved independence from Spain in 1821. Examples woven between about 1750 and 1875 in Saltillo, a town in northern Mexico, are the sarape’s most famous representatives, prized for their design, color, and technical refinement.
Saltillo Sarape

Saltillo Sarape

c. 1840–60

Mexico, Coahuila state, Saltillo Region

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