Technique: Serape

Serape

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

The word “serape” 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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Mexican Serape Blanket - Durango

$ 68.00

Spice up any room with this traditional hand-woven Mexican blanket! Wrap yourself up at the beach, have a picnic in the park, or take it to an outdoor concert. Each...
Only 7 left in stock with 2 in shopping carts, order soon!

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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Mexican Serape Blanket - Mojave

$ 68.00

Spice up any room with this traditional hand-woven Mexican blanket! Wrap yourself up at the beach, have a picnic in the park, or take it to an outdoor concert. Each...
Only 8 left in stock with 8 in shopping carts, order soon!

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

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Mexican Serape Blanket - Sahara

$ 68.00

Spice up any room with this traditional hand-woven Mexican blanket! Wrap yourself up at the beach, have a picnic in the park, or take it to an outdoor concert. Each...
Only 4 left in stock with 10 in shopping carts, order soon!

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

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Mexican Serape Blanket - Sechura

$ 68.00

Spice up any room with this traditional hand-woven Mexican blanket! Wrap yourself up at the beach, have a picnic in the park, or take it to an outdoor concert. Each...
Only 10 left in stock with 2 in shopping carts, order soon!

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

 

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