Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • sarape, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Chimayo, New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 210 x 120.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 82 11/16 x 47 7/16 in
  • Gift of Mildred P. Wolf and her son John P. Wolf
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6550

The rectangular blanket is red. The large diamond in the center has serrated edges and designs in orange, white, grey, dark blue, light blue, and blue. Four smaller geometric designs occupy the space around the center design. Each of these are in white, blue, light blue, and black with a white outline. There is a light red design with rectangles, lines, and triangles above and below the center design. The stripes at the top and bottom are grey, black, dark blue, blue, light blue, and white. There is short white fringe at either end.

It is worn wrapped around the shoulders.