Authentic sarapes are handloomed blankets or shawls made using individually dyed strands of thread, typically wool.
You'll notice that the main color of a sarape will always be the largest strip of color.
Complementary colors, especially bright ones will then be used to accompany that main color. Once a serape is completed, it will always be topped with white fringed edges. Authentic sarapes are never duplicated with each blanket offering its own unique pattern.
So where exactly do you get your hands on an authentic Sarape? Ask anyone through Mexico, and they’ll tell you that Saltillo is the destination to go.
More specifically, Mexico’s School of Sarape or Escuela del Sarape La Favorita. This is the premier destination to learn about and get your hands on an authentic sarape. Here, artisans craft authentic sarapes in the manner original artisans did. Visitors can also purchase their own hand-dyed fabric and create a unique sarape of their own as well.
You can learn more about the beauty of authentic sarapes at La Favorita’s Facebook page by clicking here.
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