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shawl or manta
  • Mexico
  • shawl or manta, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Mexico?
  • cotton, appliqué, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 126.5 x 48.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 49 13/16 x 19 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6766
Description

The rectangular cloth has a heavily appliqued decoration on the front. The back is undecorated black cotton. The front has two rectangles of similar design. One end has a red-orange field with intricate geometric designs in red-orange, outlined in dark yellow and black. The other half has a red-orange field with intricate geometric designs in red-orange, outlined in dark yellow and medium brown. Both have small amounts of light blue detail. One long side is edged in dark yellow.