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Mexican Blankets, Rugs & Textiles

Mexican blankets, rugs, and textiles have a history that is as rich and vibrant as the many colors and patterns that they encompass. Mexican blankets, commonly known as "serapes," are said to date back to the days of the Aztecs when they were woven as gift offerings to the gods. The bright palette of these blankets and textiles created from the natural dyes of indigenous fruits and berries were said to ward off evil spirits.

Today, the bright colors that comprise Mexican blankets and rugs serve as a symbol for the cultural zest and vitality that define the people of this diverse nation. Textiles continue to be one of Mexico's most beloved exports, owing to their natural beauty, versatility and functionality.

Serapes are often woven from heavy wool, making them an ideal garment in cold weather. Additionally, the kaleidoscopic array of colors which are often incorporated into a single rug, blanket, or textile ensures that they will compliment the existing décor and color scheme of virtually any room in which they are placed.


Quick Facts

  • Serapes from the highland regions of Mexico are typically two-tone combinations of black, grey, tan, or brown depending on the natural coloration of the sheep varieties from which artisans gather the wool
  • Textiles from the state of Coahuila in northeastern Mexico, by contrast, generally exhibit a rainbow of colors over a dark base
  • Mexican blankets, rugs, and textiles range in price from tens or hundreds of dollars for contemporary items to many thousands for rare and antique examples

Recommended Items at Auction

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Nambu Tigma Blanket, Tibet, 19th Century
Nov 15, 10:00 AM EST
Nambu Tigma Blanket, Tibet, 19th Century
by Material Culture
Est: $600- $1,200
$3002 Bids
Mexican Handmade Blanket Rug
Oct 30, 6:00 PM MST
Mexican Handmade Blanket Rug
by Ace Of Estates
Est: $30- $100
$51 Bid
Aymara Luto Mourning Poncho, Bolivia, Possibly 19th C.
Nov 15, 10:00 AM EST
Aymara Luto Mourning Poncho, Bolivia, Possibly 19th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $600
$1000 Bids
Antique Ayamara Llacola Marriage Mantle, Bolivia, 19th C.
Nov 15, 10:00 AM EST
Antique Ayamara Llacola Marriage Mantle, Bolivia, 19th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
GUATEMALAN/MEXICAN TEXTILE, 20TH CENTURY.
Nov 04, 3:00 PM EDT
GUATEMALAN/MEXICAN TEXTILE, 20TH CENTURY.
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $60- $100
$300 Bids
5 CENTRAL AMERICAN TEXTILES.
Nov 04, 3:00 PM EDT
5 CENTRAL AMERICAN TEXTILES.
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
GUATEMALAN/MEXICAN RUG, 20TH CENTURY.
Nov 04, 3:00 PM EDT
GUATEMALAN/MEXICAN RUG, 20TH CENTURY.
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $60- $100
$300 Bids
4 TEXTILES, GUATEMALA/MEXICO.
Nov 04, 3:00 PM EDT
4 TEXTILES, GUATEMALA/MEXICO.
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $60- $100
$300 Bids
2 FRAMED CENTRAL AMERICAN TEXTILES.
Nov 04, 3:00 PM EDT
2 FRAMED CENTRAL AMERICAN TEXTILES.
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $60- $100
$300 Bids
A Mexican Rug
Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
A Mexican Rug
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Mexican Blankets, Rugs & Textiles


Quinn's Auction Galleries

Quinn's Auction Galleries

Material Culture

Material Culture

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida