Jan 12, 2021
Jun 23, 2005
Jan 12, 2021

Saltillo Sarape

Saltillo Sarape

c. 1820

Wool, cotton; tapestry weave

Overall: 245.5 x 151.2 cm (96 5/8 x 59 1/2 in.)

Gift of Mrs. John A. Hadden 1973.1062

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Saltillo sarapes (wearing blankets) are prized for their design, color, and technical refinement.

Description

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.

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Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Textile

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