- Museum number
Saltillo sarape; two pieces of tapestry woven on treadle loom, with cotton warp and wool weft. Central lozenge of concentric diamond shape in dyed colours of red, green, yellow, blue and white. Vertical mosaic design on background, in similar colours, with predominately red border design of spotted diamond pattern.
- Production date
Length: 238 centimetres
Width: 130 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Natural dyes employed likely to include cochineal. 'Saltillo' refers to the town famous for its textile market, and gives its name to the most complex of sarapes.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
Exhibited in the British Museum BP Exhibition Showcase: 'Mexican Textiles' (1997)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Majority of collection sold to the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City. Collection made by vendor's father whilst diplomat in Mexico, 1902-1906.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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