Sunday, October 2, 2016

Vintage Finds: Mexican Sarape Saltillo Blankets

Another local on-line auction has come and gone.  One of the best "lots" that I won was a set of three vintage Mexican blankets.  The auction photo was not great, so I got them cheap.  It turns out that there were relatively few condition problems.  These are large and probably made 1930-1940.

The serape or sarape is a long blanket-like shawl, often brightly colored and fringed at the ends, worn in Mexico, especially by men.  The term sarape is for the rectangular woven blanket (no openings).

The traditional serape was made in the Mexican state of Coahuila in north-eastern Mexico near the city of Saltillo often consists of a dark base color with bands of yellow, orange, red, blue, green, purple or other bright colors

These are finely woven, and very artistic.
If my house had a southwestern décor,
these would definitely be keepers.

Going on ebay soon.
 
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