Man's sarape - ROM2015_14449_10


Man's sarape

Medium:Tapestry with cotton warp, wool weft
Geography: Perhaps made in the State of Aguascalientes or San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Date: 1900-1940
244 x 94 cm
Object number: 2015.11.2
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund
Not on view
DescriptionThis sarape, patterned with horizontal bands and a central diamond motif, displays a skillful use of colour. At first glance the synthetic dyes may look brash, but the wool weft yarns are delicately shaded. Each skein has been dipped in a colour, dried off, and then partially re-dipped in a stronger solution. Successive immersions have produced the variegated colour tones known as ombré.

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