Saltillo Sarape: A Survey 1850-1920

June 11, 2011 - August 13, 2011
Reception: Friday, June 17, 5-7pm

One of the great textile traditions of the world, the magnificent Saltillo Sarapes of Mexico have been a symbol of wealth, prestige and rugged individualism for over 250 years. In the second half of the 19th century, beginning with the reign of Mexican Emperor Maximilian, the Saltillo enjoyed a final flowering of artistic achievement. Drawn from private collections, this is the first exhibition to examine the post-Classic era of these amazing garments. In conjunction with this exhibition, we are pleased to announce the publication of a comprehensive book on the subject featuring essays by Mark Winter and Thomas McCormick. Winter is the foremost authority on Saltillo Sarapes and McCormick has collected these textiles for 35 years. The book, with 112 pages featuring over 100 color illustrations, is available through the gallery or by visiting