Cotton and silk; Mexico; 1870-1899
1931 Description: Sash woven in cotton and silk. The ground, of black cotton, has a pattern of narrow stripes in orange silk. At either end there is a very wide knotted fringe of black cotton and orange silk. Even if the sash is of European weaving, the fringe is probably of local make.
1975 Description: This shawl is most definately related to T.40-1931, even though the weaving of this shawl is less complicated.
1997 Notes: The fringe is formed by the warp threads at eithe end. The orange stripe is a combination of bright orange silk and light orange cotton. It has not been possible to count the black warp and weft threads per inch. The orange silk and cotton forms a supplementary warp - is this a 'flushing' warp?