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Rug; woven from wool on a treadle loom; green stripes alternating with gradiated pink, blue and yellow stripes; diamond shaped "eye dazzler" in multiple colours at centre; finger-knotted fringe on either end.
- Production date
Length: 196 centimetres (excluding fringe)
Width: 91 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The gradiated stripes of this rug were made with a process known as ombré dyeing. Each skein was dipped in a colour, dried off, then partially re-dipped in a stronger solution. Successive dippings produced the desired shading. This rug is made in the Aguascalientes style. See Sayer, Chloë. Textiles from Mexico. London: British Museum Press, 2002 p. 60-61 for photo of this rug; see Jeter, J and P.M. Juelke. The Saltillo Sarape. Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1978 for similar textiles.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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