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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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A Vintage “Ortega’s” Chimayo Weaving from New Mexico with Arrow & Bird Motif
Nov 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Vintage “Ortega’s” Chimayo Weaving from New Mexico with Arrow & Bird Motif
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD60- AUD120
AUD301 Bid
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VINTAGE MEXICAN TEXCOCO SADDLE BLANKET WEAVING
Dec 03, 9:00 AM MST
VINTAGE MEXICAN TEXCOCO SADDLE BLANKET WEAVING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Saltillo, Mexico, Mid 20th C., 2'11'' x 6'5''
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Saltillo, Mexico, Mid 20th C., 2'11'' x 6'5''
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Saltillo, Mexico, Mid 20th C., 3'3'' x 7'0''
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Saltillo, Mexico, Mid 20th C., 3'3'' x 7'0''
by Material Culture
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
Saltillo, Mexico, Mid 20th C., 3'1'' x 6'7''
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Saltillo, Mexico, Mid 20th C., 3'1'' x 6'7''
by Material Culture
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
Saltillo, Mexico, Mid 20th C., 4'3'' x 7'0''
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Saltillo, Mexico, Mid 20th C., 4'3'' x 7'0''
by Material Culture
Est: $400- $500
$2000 Bids
A Vintage Mexican Rug
Nov 27, 1:00 PM EST
A Vintage Mexican Rug
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids
A Mexican Rug
Nov 27, 1:00 PM EST
A Mexican Rug
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids
Saltillo, Mexico, Early/Mid 20th C., 4'5'' x 6'5''
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Saltillo, Mexico, Early/Mid 20th C., 4'5'' x 6'5''
by Material Culture
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
Saltillo, Mexico, Mid 20th C., 4'3'' x 7'1''
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Saltillo, Mexico, Mid 20th C., 4'3'' x 7'1''
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
2 Colorful Vintage Woven Mexican Textiles, 20th C.
Dec 14, 10:00 AM EST
2 Colorful Vintage Woven Mexican Textiles, 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Saltillo, Mexico, Mid 20th C., 3'3'' x 6'3''
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Saltillo, Mexico, Mid 20th C., 3'3'' x 6'3''
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
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VINTAGE MEXICAN ZAPOTEC RUG
Dec 03, 9:00 AM MST
VINTAGE MEXICAN ZAPOTEC RUG
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Mexican Pictorial Flag Serape/Blanket
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Mexican Pictorial Flag Serape/Blanket
by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $300
$1500 Bids
Mexican Zapotec Figural Weaving
Dec 11, 10:00 AM CST
Mexican Zapotec Figural Weaving
by Leonard Auction
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Mexican Blankets, Rugs & Textiles


Material Culture

Material Culture

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Bradford's

Bradford's

Fontaine's Auction Gallery

Fontaine's Auction Gallery