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poncho sarape
  • Mexico
  • poncho sarape, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 173 x 76 cm
    Object Length/Width: 68 1/8 x 29 15/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6733

The rectangular sarape has a longitudinal slit in the center. It has a serrated diamond in the center on an orange-brown field. The diamonds have concentric bands of color, light brown, brown, and white. There are clusters of three black lines in the space around the diamond. The stripes are brown, white, black and white, and black. One stripe at either end has stepped right triangles interspersed with a key-like pattern in orange-brown, brown, black, and white. There is white fringe at either end.