This textile is a poncho, a sarape with an opening in the center for the head. It features the hallmarks of the Saltillo design style. These include a centralserrated diamond motif that shares colors and design elements with a border, which are distinct from those of the background.
Saltillo-style textiles are widely regarded as among the finest in the world. Tightly woven with finely spun yarns, they combine dramatic color schemes with intricate design patterns to create a pulsating effect and the illusion of three dimensions. Because of the technical skill required to produce these strikingly beautiful textiles, they are highly prized by collectors.
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