For more than 400 years, Mexican men have worn the blanket-like shawl known as a “serape” or “sarape.” Over the centuries it was used by soldiers and cowboys, aristocrats and farmers as both garment and blanket – admired for its function and its beauty. Fine yarns made it lighter in weight than other blankets and unbalanced stripes of varying widths provided the characteristic serape pattern. Our classic stripe is reminiscent of the traditional serape stripes of Hispanic weaving of Saltillo, a city in Northeastern Mexico where serape weaving thrived. Unnapped. Felt binding. Pure virgin wool/cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.