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Saltillo or Rio Grande sarape
  • Mexico
  • Saltillo or Rio Grande sarape, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Mexico ?
  • cotton, wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 192.5 x 116 cm
    Object Length/Width: 75 13/16 x 45 11/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6626

The rectangular blanket has cotton warp and wool weft. It has four serrated diamonds in the center that create a single serrated diamond in dark blue, dark red, red, white, light blue, and orange. The field has dark blue and black horiztonal stripes between thin vertical white stripes in diamonds or zigzags. There is diagonal detail at the borders in red, dark red, dark blue, orange, white, and light blue. There are thin horizontal stripes at either end in white, blue, and red.