Dark Indigo Rebozo
The rebozo together with the poncho, huipil and serape is one of the main components of the traditional wear of Mexican women. It has dual function; to provide warmth when worn and as a carrying aid. With its origins both indigenous and Spanish colonial, it is a cross between a shawl and a scarf and it could be made of silk, cotton, wool or rayon. It is a rectangle decorated with a warp faced ikat design. The continuous long warp ends are hand tied in complicated patterns into patterned fringes.
Stylistically rebozos are divided into three groups- the traditional with delicate feather like ikat patterning, the regional with unique patterns for different regions and the contemporary made with a stylistic liberty. This rebozo is of the traditional style with dark indigo and white ikat patterns. What distinguishes it is the tight, single thread ikat patterning and the use of cotton.
Circa: 20th Century
Dimensions: Main: 77" x 31.5" Knit Bottom w/ Tassels: 18" x 22"
Inventory number: TX4979