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LOT 116
Late Classic Serape (ca. 1870-1880)
natural handspan yarns
72 x 48 inches
Estimate: $20,000–$30,000

Condition Summary:

Condition appears to be very good. Red, indigo, undyed cream, natural yarns are handspun. Pale yellow and green-early plied yarn. Lac is found in the central red stripe bordered by two narrow bands of cream and blue diagonal stripes, other reds are raveled bayeta and some aniline dye. Selvedge cords are indigo dyed.

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