Antique Mexican Sarape, Natural Wool, Jocotepec, As-Is
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A beautiful early 20th C. Mexican weaving with the owners' initials VPC. These are called Jorongos when there is a split in the middle for the head to pass through, since this was woven in two sections (a small back strap loom probably) it is not for certain that the center was left open or closed. They are sometimes called sarapes, zarapes or serapes. Albiet those are the ones that go over the shoulder, the head does not pass through the center in the case of a sarape. The design is traditional from Jocotepec (I am told by a native of the village).
I was told by the same source, that the reason they have their initials, was to solve any problems of ownership late at night in a saloon when all the jorongos/sarapes looked alike!!
The condition is very much As-Is, maybe someone could make some lovely pillows or reduce the overall size to make a smaller piece. It is strikingly beautiful even in shreds. This measures 79" long and 52" wide.
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