Technique: Serape

Sarape

The sarape is a universally recognized symbol of Mexico - colorful and versatile, this beautiful textile has a rich history and tradition that continues today. Originally, sarapes were intended as an inexpensive piece of outerwear, worn over the shoulders as a poncho or shawl. Sarapes originated with the Chichimec people of Coahuila, in northeastern Mexico. Sarapes are still made in that region today, but have made their way into modern Mexican culture and history.

The word “sarape” refers to the traditional striped weave of the blanket, which is woven into the soft cotton on a hand loom. The vibrant colors are a result of hand-dying each fiber before weaving them together. The largest stripe is the primary color, and is complemented with smaller stripes throughout the weave. The vibrant colors and beautiful weaving reflect traditional Mexican techniques and the rich history that accompanies them.

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White Blanket with Black Pom Pom

$ 118.00

Cuddle up to the perfect bedspread. This whimsical blanket features a bold pom pom pattern and dainty fringe lining the edges. Each purchase empowers artisans at Camaxtl in Mexico. Details...

Details

  • Twin Approximately: 62" wide x 84" long
  • Queen Approximately: 82" wide x 84" long
  • King Approximately: 100" wide x 84" long
  • Materials: 70% Acrylic, 30% Cotton
  • Fits a king or queen bed and functions as an oversized blanket for a full-size bed.
  • Care Instructions: machine washable, wash in cold water, lay flat to dry
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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White Blanket with Gray Pom Poms

$ 118.00

Cuddle up to the perfect bedspread. This whimsical blanket features a bold pom pom pattern and dainty fringe lining the edges. Each purchase empowers artisans at Camaxtl in Mexico. Details...

Details

  • Twin Approximately: 62" wide x 84" long
  • Queen Approximately: 82" wide x 84" long
  • Materials: 70% Acrylic, 30% Cotton
  • Fits a king or queen bed and functions as an oversized blanket for a full-size bed.
  • Care Instructions: machine washable, wash in cold water, lay flat to dry
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

Ask us a question

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Sarape Blanket - Colorado

$ 68.00

Elevate any room with this traditional handwoven Mexican blanket! Wrap yourself up at the beach, have a picnic in the park, or take it to an outdoor concert. Each purchase...

Details

  • Approximately 82" x 58"
  • 70% Acrylic, 30% Cotton
  • Care instructions: Machine wash and hang dry. Do not bleach. Do not steam.
  • As with all handwoven items, slight variations will occur

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Sarape Blanket - La Guajira

$ 68.00

Elevate any room with this traditional handwoven Mexican blanket! Wrap yourself up at the beach, have a picnic in the park, or take it to an outdoor concert. Each purchase...

Details

  • Approximately 82" x 58"
  • 70% Acrylic, 30% Cotton
  • Care instructions: Machine wash and hang dry. Do not bleach. Do not steam.
  • As with all handwoven items, slight variations will occur

Ask us a question